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oto Evidence

Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor,

Bergen Belsen, Belzec, Babi Yar, Katyn Forest
World War II photos of alleged mass murder camps !
Does evidence confinn or dismiss eye witness stories?
Were gas chamber marks put on by C.I.A. workers?
John C. Ball
pg. 6-"Photo I-July '40" = "Photo !-July '43"
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"Jg. 43-Photo 9: " ... ofphoto 8" = " ... ofphoto 7"
pg. 51-(photo scale) "10 meters/33 ft." = "30 m.ll00 ft."
- (text) " ... 80 meters!"2W ft." = " ... 260 m./850 ft."
pg. 52 and 53-(photo scale) "28 m.19O ft." = "90 m./300 ft."
pg.69-Photo 1: The chimneys were "small and round" = "rectangular"
pg. 74-Photo 4: " ... anti-aircraft emplacements" = " ... smoke cannisters"
pg. 88-Photo 12 Oast line) " ... May 25th,'44" = " ... May 25th, '40"
Air Photo Evidence
Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor,
Bergen Belsen, Belzec, Babi Yar, Katyn Forest
World War II photos of
alleged mass murder camps
Does evidence confirm or dismiss
eye witness stories?
Were gas chamber marks
put on by C.I.A. workers?
John C. Ball
Ball Resource Services Limited
Delta, B.C, Canada
April, 1992: Myself at the National Archives
Air Photo Library in Alexandria, Virginia.
A brief history:
Residence: I have lived in British Columbia,
Canada almost all my life and now live
in Delta, just outside of Vancouver.
Training: In 1981 I received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Geology from the
University of British Columbia.
Air photo experience: With my work as a
mineral exploration geologist I have
interpreted air photos using stereo
magnifying equipment since 1976.
Air photos:
(1) I selected the 1939 to 1945 air photos of
Europe and western Russia during A;>:-="":' a:::.,-
May, 1992 from the collection at :::e -. S_
National Archives Air Photo Libro....-; .. :.::
Alexandria, Virginia,
(2) The photos were interpreted in Van ._ ; e:--
using a Yena Interpreterscope and a ti:'.z
stereo viewing magnifier, and
(3) I then enlarged selected photos using 2. P:"::-
Lab 4 x 5 inch enlarger, and had the;::
scanned for publication at 150 lines per : - ; .- _
I wish to thank the staff at the National Archi 'es
Air Photo Library for their patient assistance in
helping me locate the photographs reproduced in
this book.
Irony of using German air photos:
It is ironic that 112 of the air photos in this book,
which are being used to determine the truth about
accusations that Germans systematically murdered
people in detention camps, are those which were
exposed by the Gennan military from 1939 to '45
when they were taking photos of targets such as
railway lines and access roads.
Air photos taken from 1939 to '45 by the
Americans and British are only available for
Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen; all of the other
1939 to '45 photos in this book were exposed by
Zeiss Yena cameras in German airforce planes.
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Table of Contents
Introduction - a summary of how the chapters are arranged
Air photos in World War IT - used to confIrm or dismiss spy stories
Hamburg bombing victims - buried in long trenches
Katyn Forest executed prisoners - piled in deep graves
Bergen Belsen thyphus vicitms - thrown into large pits
Auschwitz - mass murder allegations and map
I. G. Farben industrial area - large synthetic rubber and oil complex
Auschwitz I camp - what individual buildings were used for
C.I.A. 'holocaust' 1979 report - evidence it is based on altered photos
Farms surrounding Birkenau - a close up look at the crematorium end
Birkenau Camp - what new arrivals saw, heard, and smelled
The 1944 War Refugee Board and 1988 Leuchter Reports
Two Birkenau crematoriums - no evidence of gassings and cremations
Two symmetrical buildings - most likely not used as crematoriums
Auschwitz bombing - answers why the camps were not bombed in 1944
Treblinka - 800,000 alleged murdered and cremated in farming country
Belzec - 600,000 alleged killed and buried at hillside logging camp
Sobibor - 250,000 alleged gassed at railway station and logging camp
Majdanek - 80,000 alleged shot, gassed, and burned in Lublin suburbs
Babi Yar ravine - 33,000 alleged dug up and cremated in one month
Conclusions - what air photos have revealed
Final conclusions - based on the evidence
Reference Bibliography
Air photo reference numbers
11 !!! !!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!iI
200 Miles
95 Kilometers
60 Miles
1. Objective when 1 started research:
My objective was to analyze aerial
photographs of World War II German controlled
detention camps in Poland for evidence to
confirm the claims that mass murders, burials,
and cremations had been conducted there, and to
compare this evidence with information from
other locations where mass executions or deaths
together with mass burials had occurred.
2. Method:
I reviewed the books listed in the references and
then compared these allegations for each of the
alleged mass murder camps with the evidence
revealed from studying the air photos.
Enlargements were made of important pictures.
Photo 1: Myself looking at a few of the
1.2 million German air photo prints in the
American National Archives collection from
which 112 the photos in this book are taken.
3. Chapter arrangement:
Chaper 2 to 4 reviews areas like the Katyn
Forest where mass burials occurred,
chapter 5 reveals air photo evidence about
whether mass murders and cremations were
being conducted at Auschwitz or Birkenau,
chapter 5.4. shows evidence which I believe
proves marks were added to 1944 Auschwitz air
photos before their public release in 1979, and
chapter 6 to 10 shows the alleged Treblinka,
Belzec, and Sobibor camps from 1940 to '44 and
the Babi Yar ravine as it looked in 1943.
4. Nothing is hidden f rom air photos:
Looking at the air photos will be just as if we
went back in time to World War II to take a
series of airplane flights over the different areas.
Photo 2: Using a microscope to inspect one of
the thousands of rolls of 23 centimeter (9 inch)
negatives taken by the American military from
which the other 112 of the photos are taken.
Chapter 1
The development of World War II aerial photography
During the 1930's German
technicians pioneered the
development of aerial
photography cameras, high
quality lenses, and viewing
equipment. From 1939 to
'45 they compiled millions
of air photos from flights
over Europe and western
Russia. Photo interpreters
monitored military
equipment and troop
movements while using
stereo viewing magnifiers,
which give a 3-dimensional
effect by looking at two
photos taken one after the
other that both photographed
the same area on the ground.
Photo 1: A Messerschmitt 110 twin engined air photo plane.
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Photo 2: A Lublin, Poland train station map drawn on an air photo.
Air photos from American library which were taken by Germans are in this book
Photo 3 - After 1945: Americans looking through a German made stereo
viewing magnifier which also allows two people to view at the same time.
At the end of the war
the American military
seized truckloads of
German air photo
prints and sent them
to the U.S. where 1.2
million were released
to the public during
the 1980's. The
German photos in this
book were selected
from the collection
stocked at the
National Archives Air
Photo library at
Alexandria, Virginia,
Chapter 1
American and British air photo development
American and British air photo
reconnaissance and interpretation
developed from being almost non
existent in 1939 to a well equipped
and top priority program by 1943.
Bombing targets such as
communications centers, railway
stations, power plants, factories,
and city centers were photographed
and the developed 23 centimeter (9
inch) prints were studied at field
offices and at the large Medmenham
interpretation center near London,
England where the Americans and
British worked together.
Photo 4: (right) A U.S. Army
interpreter writes a report while
using a stereo viewing magnifier.
Faster higher aircraft combined with larger focal length cameras by 1943
Photo 5: (above) Camera locations in the
Mosquito. Photo 6: (right) A 36 inch (90
centimeter) camera in position that could
obtain large scale images from high
The twin engined DeHavilland
Mosquito aircraft was
modified after 1940 so that it
could photograph most areas
of Europe after 1941 because:
(1) radar could not detect it as
it's skin was plywood,
(2) it flew 600 kilometers
(380 miles) per hour at 13
kilometers (8 miles)
elevation), and
(3) it could fly 1450
kilometers to a target and
then return.
The Germans were also aware
that after 1943 the Mosquito
could fly from Italian airfields
to photograph Poland.
By 1943 long focal length 90
centimeter (36 inch) cameras
were developed.
Chapter 1
Camouflage used to hide important or sensitive possible bombing targets
After 1941 the German military was
aware that high elevation aircraft were
photographing western Europe, and
after 1943 they knew all of former
Poland could be reached from Italian
airfields. They therefore made
extensive use of camouflage to conceal
and guard important and sensitive
installations from being photographed
~ and bombed.
Photo 7 -1942: (left) Photos taken in
Europe before and after a factory was
camouflaged using draped coverings
and paint.
Camouflage often not successful against air photos
Photo 8: (below) The results of using camouflage were mixed. A factory or weapons storage site
could be made to look like a farmhouse to an observer in a plane, but if photographed the building
would probably fail to deceive the camera for it's ability to record small details and at the same time
give an overall view of the building in relation to it's surroundings. Two factories determined by air
photo interpreters to be factories are the camouflaged shoe factory at Wasserberg (left) and the
agricultural equipment factory at Baumenheim (right).
Chapter 1
Air photo interpretation used to conimn or dismiss stories from spies
By 1942 spies in Europe were channelling rumors, indications, and 'eye-witness' accounts of selected
areas to England, which were summarized and given to British or American air photo interpreters
who would study the photos for evidence as to whether these spy reports could be confirmed.
Military commanders placed the highest priority on air photo interpretation reports because they gave
positive evidence of a selected target as opposed to rumors and alleged 'eye-witness' stories. For
example spies may have submitted evidence that a group of farmhouses were being used to produce
aircraft parts, but it wouldn't be until an interpreter received and could study air photos for evidence
such as ground scarring from vehicles, smoke, chimney sizes, fuel storage areas, or changes in the
building layout from previous months that a decision could be produced as to whether the spy reports
could be confirmed or not.
Photo 9: Oeft) The largest battleship
in the world at that time, the
Tirpitz, photographed off the
Norwegian coast on July 12th, 1944
to confirm spy stories it was in the
area. The British sunk it with six
ton bombs after determining it's
exact location and anti-aircraft
defences from the air photos.
Photo 10: (above)
Low level photos using
a camera positioned in
the nose of a plane such
as the Mosquito were
used to obtain
information of important
potential bombing
targets such as this radar
installation in Denmark.
Photos: 1, 4to 10: British Air Ministry, Evidence in Camera. Photo 3, Stanley, Roy, World .. .lntelligence
Chapter 2
Firebombing Hamburg creates largest fire in history
On Sunday, July 28th, 1943 from 1 to 2 am
British planes dropped gasoline, phosphorous,
and explosive bombs on the Hamm &
Hammersbrook residential districts of Hamburg,
Germany to create a fIrestorm that engulfed a 5
kilometer (3 mile) wide area sending a 2
kilometer (1 114 mile) wide column of flames
soaring 4 kilometers (2 112 miles) high which
pushed superheated gasses a further 8 kilometers
(5 miles). To feed the 600 degree centigrade
(1200 degree Fahrenheit) fIrestorm, winds
reached 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per
hour) dragginKuprooted trees and people into
the inferno. (Ref.: Caiden, M. , pages 4 to 50)
In oxygen deprived shelters people suffocated
while clawing at blocked exits. On rubble strewn
streets people met choking gasses, burning
debris, and walls of flame. They scrambled to
the Elbe or Alster Rivers writhing in pain from
boiling asphalt and burning phosphorous.
Children were dragged into the flames or stuck
to boiling asphalt. Thousands simply vapourized.
Many who reached the rivers died unable to stop
the burning phosphorous.
For 10 days from July 24th to August 2nd,
1943, British night and American day bombing
completely demolished a seven kilometer (4 112
mile) wide area and severely damaged a 12
kilometer (7 112 mile) wide zone destroying
300,000 dwellings and killing over 100,000
In cellars rescuers found shriveled remains and
melted pools of glass, bones, and fat. Charred
grotesque fIgures littered the streets.
Unrecognizable bodies were loaded into trucks
and driven to Ohlsdorf cemetery in the northern
section of the city. Here four mass graves each
measuring 130 meters (420 feet) long and 16
meters (50 feet) wide were dug in the sandy soil
in the form of a cross by workers assisted by a
mechanical excavator. Truck drivers
approximated the numbers in their loads before
the unidentifIed bodies were raked into the pits.
Each of the four graves held an estimated 10,000
bodies. The bombing of Hamburg was over.
(Ref.: Middlebrook, M., pages 356-366, & plate 40)
Photo 1 - July, '40: Three of the charred corpses that were most
likely driven to the Ohlsdorf cemetery for burial. There was no
attempt to identify thousands of the blackened shriveled corpses.
Photo 2 - The Nikolaifleet
waterway in the Altstadt
before the 1943 bombing.
Photo 3 - taken after
July, '43: A 112
kilometer (114 mile) wide
section of the seven
kilometer (4 112 mile)
wide area destroyed in the
fIrebombing. Only walls
stand in these fIve story
buildings. This oblique
photo would not have
been as useful to British
and American air photo
interpreters assessing the
damage as the vertical air
photo below.
Photo 4-
~ _ July, '43:
~ ~ In this
photo of
<,,'l-_ ....... -... between
- ~ - = ~ ~ the narrow
330 feet
. canals
about 113
of the
reduced to
rubble and
2/3 were
burned out
with only
their walls
Chapter 2
Photo 5 - taken after 1950:
One of the four mass graves in the Ohlsdorf
cemetery. The district names which were bombed
are on the signs, including Hammersbrook and
Hamm directly in front of the brick memorial. The
graves were built in the form of a cross so that
access could be gained from all sides and the piles
of dirt would not interfere with the work. The grave
sizes are shown on the right.
Ref: Photos 1,23,5 - Middlebrook, M., Battle of Britain,
and photo 4 - British Air Minbistry, Evidence in Camera.
mass graves
each grave =
each grave =
130 meters
(420 feet) long
each grave =
16 meters
(50 feet) wide
Chapter 3
The Katyn Forest 1940 Executions
From 1931 to 1939 the Soviet state police had
erected fences and placed signs to prevent
local villagers from entering a one square
kilometer section of the Katyn forest they
considered their private reserve. Located 15
kilometers (9 miles) west of Smolensk, a
narrow road led one kilometer (5/8 of a mile)
through the forest of 10 to 15 meter (30 to 45
foot) high Spruce and Pine trees to their
'interrogation' castle on the Dnieper River. In
February 1940 dog patrols started. (Ref.: Paul,
Allen, page 112-120, and Anders, W., pages 19.
When ordered in the winter of 1940 to execute
thousands of Polish prisoners of war they had
large graves dug near the centre of the forest
on the side of the narrow winding road. In
1940 from April 3rd to May 11th, 4400
prisoners were moved by train and then by
Soviet 'Black Raven' windowless trucks four
kilometers to the graves. Many struggled
while being bound as evidenced by bayonet
wounds, broken arms, legs, and jaws, and
sawdust stuffed into mouths. Each received a
single shot in the back of the head.
(Ref.: Lauck, John, pages 18-21)
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The largest grave was 35 meters (115 feet) long, 8
meters (23 feet) wide, and 3 meters (10 feet) deep,
holding 2800 neatly stacked bodies. Added end to
end the seven graves measured 96 meters long and
6 meters wide. In May, '43 pine trees were planted
in the cleared area. (Ref.: Anders, pages 191-196)
The German army, which occupied the area from
July, '41, did not discover the gravesite until
February, '43 after they searched with villagers
who remembered being near the railway station in
1940 and seeing prisoners being driven towards the
forest. From April to August, 1943 the Germans
dug up and identified 4,143 bodies while hosting
international delegations of forensic experts. In
August another 250 bodies were found in an eighth
grave but there was no time to exhume them.
(Ref.: Lauck, John, pages 18-26)
In September, '43 the Soviet army reoccupied the
area and conducted their own investigation digging
up 950 bodies and blaming the Germans. In 1990
the Soviet government admitted responsibility.
Inset A
o Kilometers
Map 1: The mass graves are labelled in the middle of Inset A. (From: Lauck, John, Katyn Killings. )
Photo (a): From an airplane looking southeast across the mass graves and entrance road at the top
of the photo. Numerous bodies have been placed next to the graves in order to be identified.
Photo (b): Among the observers who viewed one of the rectangular shaped three meter deep
mass graves were some Canadian, British and American prisoners of war shown in this photo.
Photo (t): A group of European journalists
overlooked the largest mass grave.
Photo (d): (above) A large number of the
victims were found with their hands tied
behind them.
Photo (c):
(left) The
bodies were
with each
other and it
took many
months to
dig them up.
Photos on page 10
and 11 are from:
(German Government,
Amtliches Material zwn
Massenmord von Katyn.
[Official Material of the
mass murder at Katyn],
printed and published by the
National Socialist
Government in 1943).
Photo (g): Professor Buhtz showed a group of
European forensic specialists some of the methods
the Germans used to identify the bodies.
Chapter 3
Photo 1 - Location: Gniezdovo rail station
'10 I
Goat's Wood section of the Katyn forest
Photo 2 - January 2, '44: The 'Goat's Wood' section of the Katyn forest is in between the straight
Smolensk to Orsha roadway and the river. The ground surface is wavy with small hills, ridges, and
depressions because of the thick deposits of rock and soil that were deposited by glaciers which
covered the valley about 12,000 years ago. Sound is transmitted poorly over this type of surface.
' ~
300 meters
1000 feet
Dnieper River
Chapter 3
probable mass grave site - - ~
Photo 3 -
Sept. 2, '42:
Railway station
where an average
of 125 men per
day were
transferred to
'Black Raven'
windowless trucks
in small groups to
be driven to the
Katyn Forest.
Photo 4 - July 9, '41: This picture was taken just eight weeks after the executions ended. The photo
is not completely vertical but was taken on a slight angle. It does however show the boundaries of the
forest in relation to the cleared areas. The access road is not visible through the thick foliage. Some
trees may have been cut down a week after this photo was taken when there was heavy fighting in the
area. The clearing in the center is most likely the mass grave site.
Chapter 3
location of mass graves
Photo 5 - Sept. 2, '42: The gravesite area cleared of trees is on the left of the one kilometer (5/8
mile) road from the highway to the river. The graves were not discovered by the Germans until
February, 1943 after searching with villagers who had seen prisoners driven towards the forest,
however if the Germans had heard rumors of executions from local people in 1941 or '42 and looked
at air photos to recognize the only cleared area in the forest, they may have found the graves earlier.
Photo 6 - Oct. 13, '43: (above)
In a one kilometer (5/8 of a mile)
radius from the gravesite across the
uneven glacial deposits there are no
houses other than the Soviet police
castle on the river and a building on the
right side of the picture one kilometer
from the gravesite (shown in the box).
The Soviets had re-occupied the area
one month before this photo was taken,
but they had not yet disturbed the seven
mass graves which the Germans had
built to rebury the exhumed bodies.
Chapter 3
Photo 7-
(left) The
, interroga-
. tion' castle
on the
..... ,Ifr
River used
r..n ..... .... by the state
(Ref.: Same
as photos on
page 10).
80 meters
260 feet
Chapter 3
Photo 8 - October 13, '43: To ensure that none of the local villagers would witness prisoners being
unloaded from trucks, executed, and buried, the Soviet state police in 1940 dug mass graves near the
centre of a fenced in one square kilometer (0.6 mile square) thickly wooded section of the Katyn
Forest beside the narrow winding access road.
Chapter 3
Photo 9-
Oct.3, '43:
located 15
kilometers (10
miles) east of
the gravesite.
This is three
weeks after
there was heavy
fighting in the
area. The roofs
are missing
from almost
. every building,
and vehicles are
visible crossing
the one rebuilt
I- Dnieper
Photo 10 - October 3, '43:
(left) Heavy fighting occurred
in the Smolensk area in July,
1941 and again in September,
'43. The burned out buildings
are just a small indication of
the devastation.
Chapter 4
Thousands of thypbus victims buried by British in Bergen Belsen
Bergen Belsen was established in April; '43 as a
detention and transit camp. In 1944 from July
to December, 1900 Jewish people from the
camp emigrated to Israel. From September '44
to March '45 over 25,000 former inmates of
Auschwitz and other camps arrived. In early
1945 an outbreak of thyphus spread through the
camp killing thousands of inmates.
British troops arrived on April 15th, '45 to see
thousands of emaciated corpses of thypbus
victims. They immediately prevented anyone
from leaving and earth moving machines were
brought in to dig mass graves in the southern
part of the camp beside the former
(Ref.: Encycl. of the Holocaust, pages 185 to 190)
Photo 1 -
April 20th,
thrown into
one of the
mass graves
dug by the
From this
photo the
appears to
be about
3.5 meters
deep and
the walls
are steep
but they are
not caving
The sizes of the graves were:
1. One large pit measured 20 meters (65 feet)
long and 7 meters (23 feet) wide, and held an
unknown number of bodies, and
2. About four other pits each measured about
15 meters (50 feet) long and and 6 meters (20
feet) wide and also held an unknown number of
(measurements were taken from the air photo
on page 20).
Inmates were moved from the southern part of
the camp and sometime after April 25th flame-
throwers burned the infected buildings.
(Ref.: Bloch, S., Holocaust ... in Bergen Belsen)
Chapter 4
Photo 3 - About April ;
20th, 1945: (above)
One of the mass graves about
to be covered with earth.
Photo 2 - August 28,
145: Oeft)
The Bergen Belsen camp.
Ground scars remain from
about 60 buildings that were
destroyed. Records show that
British troops brought in
flame-throwers and in May
burned the barracks to control
the spread of thyphus.
To the right of the square
fIeld at the bottom of the
photo mass graves had been
= = =======:........t filled in four months earlier.
They are seen as irregular
rectangular or round white
50 meters
160 feet
Photo 4 - April 25, 1945: (above)
This is ten days after the British entered the
camp and they have excavated mass graves
to the right of the square block in the center
of the photo. One large pit appears open.
The smaller more symmetrical pits to the
left of the fence could have been dug by the
Around the mass graves there are a lot of
ground scars from vehicles moving earth
around and four or five of the pits appear to
have been covered with earth fill. The one
large grave could be in the process of being
filled with corpses. It measures 18 by 7
meters (66 by 23 feet) and has a pile of dirt
11 meters (35 feet) wide on either side. At
least three vehicles are just to the north of
the grave.
Chapter 4
four or five graves are covered
mass grave is open
three vehicles visible
Photo 5 -
April, 1945:
The British
inspecting the
single open air
in which the
Germans were
Ref.: Photo 1,
3, and 5 from
Bloch, S.,
Holocaust In
Bergen Belsen.
Summary of Chapters 2, 3, and 4
Comparing the sizes of the mass graves at Hamburg, Katyn, and Bergen Belsen
grave sizes
needed to
bury large
numbers of
When excavating the wide graves
dirt was piled on the sides. If the
long trenches had been parallel to
each other, at least 10 meters (30
feet) would have had to be left in
between each trench to be able to
pile this amount of excavated dirt.
The depth of the graves is assumed
to have been 3.5 meters (11 feet).
The average depth of the graves
was about 3.5 meters. They had
steep walls because the organic
rich soil in the forest held together
well. The bodies were neatly
stacked in the graves to allow more
room. It took the Germans two'
months to dig up or exhume 4,100
Earth was pushed out by a
mechanical excavator to piles on
either side of the graves. The
graves were dug about 30 meters
apart to allow room for depositing
the earth fill. The depth of the pits
was about 3.5 meters.
Accepting the figure of 10 meters
(33 feet) between the graves to
hold the excavated dirt, then:
The area needed
to bury 25,000 corpses
100 ,x 100 meters
(325 x 325 feet)
Sizes of mass graves:
each of 4
graves held
7 graves
held 4,100
each grave was
130 meters
(400 feet) long
16 meters
(52 feet) wide
placed end to
end the 7 graves
were 96 meters
(312 feet) long
by 6 meters
held an
of bodies
idmmssstii mi
number of corpses
(20 feet) wide
one of the
graves was
20 meters
(65 ft) long
by 7 meters
(23 feet) wide
grave size
20 x 10 meters
(65 x 32 feet)
100 x 100 meters
(325 x 325 feet)
400 x 100 meters
(1300 x 325 ft)
Chapter 5 . 1
1.5 million alleged gassed and cremated at largest extermination camp
Eleven of the most generally accepted allegations:
1. Auschwitz I was set up in 1940. Some of
the fIrst victims were Polish offIcers who were
tied up and shot through the back of the head
by a German who started the practice of
shooting people this way.
(Ref. : Central Commission for Investigation of
German Crimes in Poland, page 80-81).
2. Auschwitz I and Birkenau were each
encircled by an outer chain of 50 to 60
watchtowers at a radius of 2 kilometers. The
two circles almost touched at one point with
only the railroad line in between.
(Ref: McClelland, Roswell, page 1)
3. One kilometer (5/8 of a mile) out from the
barbed wire fences around the camps a chain
of guard posts were guarded by SS men.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, page 113)
4. At the Birkenau train platform the majority
were directed to the gas chambers and the
remainder to forced labour.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia o/the Holocaust, page 109)
5. At the two large Birkenau crematoriums
victims were marched to the unchanging
rooms and herded into gas chambers before
prisoners took corpses to the crematorium.
(Ref.: McClelland, Roswell, page 11)
6. Each of two large Birkenau crematoriums
could incinerate 85 bodies per hour or 2,000
per day. (Ref: McClelland, Roswell, page 11)
7. Each of the two large Birkenau
crematoriums worked continuously to bum
175 bodies per hour or 4,200 per day.
(Ref.: Sehn, J. ,page 137)
6. Coal and timber for operating the crematoriums
were brought by road. (Ref.: Sehn, J., page 137)
7. The bodies of all the Jews that were being
gassed could not be burned, so in May, 1944 six
huge pits were dug beside one of the smaller
crematoriums and bodies were continuously burned
in them from May to September. With prisoners
helping many thousands of bodies were burned in
the pits on piles of logs each day.
(Ref.: Sehn, J., page 140. Central Commission for
Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, page 88)
8. From March, '42 to September, '44 about
1,500,000 Jewish people, or about 1,700 per day,
were gassed and cremated at Birkenau.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, page 117)
9. The few not sent to the gas .chambers went to
the disinfection facility, where they received a
haircut, a shower, and a change of clothes before
being assigned a barrack. In the labour camps the
average life expectancy was a few months.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, page 109).
10. In Birkenau the Auschwitz Fighting Group
started in 1943 to monitor activities in the camp
and to organize escapes, sabotage, and political
action while keeping in touch with other spy
groups outside the camp.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, page 115)
11. The Soviet Red Army entered Auschwitz in
January, '45 and found the Nazis had destroyed
the crematoriums and gas chambers before they
(Ref.: Central Commission .... Poland, page 91)
Chapter 5.1
Location Maps
Auschwitz work camps and I. G. Farben Industrial Complex
" Photo 1; June 26,
Vistula River valley
(1) Auschwitz-
detention and work
(2) Auschwitz I
detention and work
(3) Vistula River
(4) small farming
sections of land
(5) junction of
Vistula and Sola
(6) 1. G. Farben
synthetic oil and
rubber complex
Ref.: Central
Comm ..... Poland
pages 25 to 28.
Photo 2:
May 31st,
1 Birkenau
3 railway
I camp
5" Sola river
Chapter 5.1
Chapter 5 . 2
The I. G. Farben synthetic oil and rubber complex
The 1. G. Farben synthetic oil and rubber
complex was one of the large construction
projects started in 1940 and '41 to produce
synthetic oil and rubber from coal together
with benzine, liquid chlorine, and metals such
as aluminum.
The approximately 100,000 civilians who
worked at the plant from 1941 to '44 were
engineers, chemists, mechanics, metal
workers, construction workers, and labourers.
The Auschwitz camp system was established
in 1941 to supply labour and about 25,000
inmates worked at the complex.
(Ref.: Central Commission for the Investigation
of War Crimes in Poland, page 37)
The first air photos were exposed on April 4th,
1944 and the earliest interpretation report on
record is from June 9th, 1944 which describes the
equipment most likely contained in each building
and the amount of a particular product it could
produce. The anticipated production was:
1. 150,000 tons per year of synthetic oil with
equipment to increase that to 350,000 tons
per year, or 50 % of the largest producer at
Blechhammer, Germany,
2. 20,000 tons per year of synthetic rubber
equal to the largest producer at Huls, and
3. aluminum and liquid chlorine produced at
the electrolytic plant, together with benzine.
Photos: 1 (top left) power plant, 2 (top) & 3 (bottom left) synthetic rubber section, 4: synthetic oil area.
Chapter 5.2
Location map
I. G. Farben
management and
engineering offices
town of Dwory
the gas plant
synthetic oil section
main power house
synthetic rubber
carbide plant
liquid chlorine and
aluminum produced
in electrolytic plant
Monowitz work
Photo 5 - Apr. 4, '44
May, 1943 map
(next page)
May, 1943 map accompanied a report
dated January 21st, 1944 prepared
before air photos were available
Map 1 - May, 1943 (on next page):
Following are a few sentences of a 4 page
January 21, '44 report written by American
military officers from information which
had been supplied by spies in the 1. G.
Farben industrial plant area sometime after
May, '43:
"We do not have air photos of this plant.
Ground reports make it possible to say a
very large chemical works and a substantial
sized synthetic rubber plant has been
constructed .... 1f there is a synthetic rubber
plant producing at the rate of 20,000 tons
per year (some reports indicate output as
high as 40,000 tons) the target is well worth
"After the area has been photographed
interpreters will be able to judge whether
intelligence reports of large scale buna
production are valid. Photography will
determine how much each of the buildings
are producing .... All that is available at
present is a rough plan drawn from memory
from intelligence sources which describes
the location of several main buildings. "
Taken from:
Aiming Point Report, January 21st, '44.
Evidence shows that before
January, '44 the military in
England were receiving spy reports
from the Auschwitz camp area
about the industrial operations
Chapter S.2
April, 9th, 1944 map
(page after next)
April 9th, 1944 map was drawn using
the April 4th, '44 air photos and
accompan;ied a six page
comprehensive report dated June 20th
Map 2 - April 9, '44 (on page after next):
The report starts:
"This report has been prepared from
interpretation of air photographs and a
consideration of information from available
ground sources .... The present equipment
points to an output about half that of
Blechhammer .... Gas capacity is judged by
the size of the gas plant, and there are 12 gas
purification stalls instead of 26 at
Blechhammer . ... The ultimate capacity is
therefore about 350,000 tons per year."
The report stated what equipment each
building contained and what function the
building served in the production of oil,
rubber, or other products.
Descriptions from this same interpretation
report are three pages over:
Taken from:
Interpretation Report No.D.389.
June 9th, 1944.
Evidence shows that before June 9th,
1944 air photo interpreters in Britain had
recognized what each building in the
industrial area was used for and how
much of a product it could produce
Map - May, 1943
to accompany
Aimina: Point Report IV.DA.
21 January. 1944
Key to Sketch
I.G. Farben. Oswiecim. Silesia.
(synthetic rubber)
2 camp-various nationalities
3 camp-Polish & Czech workers
4 camp-French workers
5 camp-white collar workers
6 camp-Hitler youth
7 camp-punishment for
recalcitrant workers
8 camp-Ukrainian workers
9 camp-Polish & Czech workers
10 concentration camp for Poles,
Jews, Czechs, etc.
Synthetic Oil Plant
11 methanol plant
12 methanol plant
13 gas plant, holders, compressor
14 methanol filtration towers
15 suspected laboratory
Buna Rubber Plant
17 workshop
18 large gas holder
19 carbide furnace, tall chimney
20 carbide factory
21 buildings helping buna output
22 buna plant
23 buna plant
Miscellaneous Buildin&:;s
24 storage-large electrical gear
25 storage-small electrical gear
26 boiler house
27 storage-plant equipment
28 boiler house
29 buildings under construction
30 construction workshops
31 boiler house
33 plant construction offices
34 garage and fire department
35 barracks-white collar workers
36 main boiler house
37 main transformer station
38 plant operations offices
39 offices
Chapter 5.2
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4 April. 1944
air photo
Synthetic Rubber
Oil Plant
to accompany
9 June. 1944
Sortie: 4 April.
Photo prints:
1 inch = 900 feet
o 500 1000
feet (approx.)
(1 centimeter
= 110 meters)
Chapter 5.2
Interpreters used their knowledge of industrial buildings to describe the gas plant
Photo 6 - April 4, '44:
A few sentences of the
detailed description of
the gas plant in the
June 9th, '44
interpretation report:
"The plant provides gas
for the synthetic oil
section. One plant is
140 meters long and is
fed from a coalpile.
Three of the retorts are
roofed over and the tar
extractors are in
position. One chimney
is omitting white
smoke, showing the
retort is in use.
"A square section of
the building most likely
houses coke crushers
and screens.
"The second plant is
150 meters long and is
====--=:=-=--=-+ fed by a conveyor from
a pile of coal in a
bunker beside a rail
spur. It's served by a
blower house and
cooled by a pump
house and tower.
"Gas is passed to the
raw gas holder, the
hydrogen sulphide
removal plant, and the
compressor plant (before
going to the refmery for
the production of oil). "
Chapter 5.2
Even future construction plans to expand production could be recognized in air photos
"The boiler house
is connected by a
bridge to the
switching and
transformer yard. .
One of two large
cooling towers is
"In the boiler house and
generator building the
central of 3 chimneys is
smoking, and it is clearly
intended to build 2 more.
An intake to supply coal
from a bunker to the
boilers is under
Photo 7 - April 4, '44: (Scale: same as photo 4)
Taken from June 9, '44 interpretation report:
"There is a
between the
buildings of
plant and
those at Huls
and Schkopau.
ation plant
house and
stills are in
"The reactor
measures 280
by 75 feet (85
by 23
meters), "
Photo 8 - April 4, '44: (Scale = same as photo 2,
1 centimeter = 28 meters, 1 inch = 225 feet)
Chapter 5 . 3
Auschwitz I - a camp surrounded by roads, towns, and houses
400 meters
1300 feet
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Auschwitz I camp on the Sola River Oswiecim (polish) or Auschwitz
Photo 1 - April 4, '44:
Auschwitz I in relation to
surrounding villages,
towns, and roads. No
gates occur on the roads.
Photo 2 - April 4, '44:
Close up of houses across
the river from Auschwitz
I at Stare Stawy village
which had a good view of
the camp.
road crosses bridge to Auschwitz I camp
Photo 3 -
April 4, '44:
Oswiecim in
Polish, or
Auschwitz in
German. Just
to the right of
the main
crossroads in
the center of
town is a
large church
that has a 20
meter (65
foot) high
spire that
casts a long
shadow. The
was 12,000.
(Ref.: Central
Commission ..
. Poland, 31)
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80 meters
260 feet
Auschwitz I camp:
camp entrance
alleged gas
chamber and
entrance road
turns off Sola
River road
fence - 2 rows
of a material
like wire
guard towers
outside of
29 barracks
large building
outside camp
fence, called
Auschwitz I - a group of camps and light industry buildings
the kanada area
Photo 4 - August 25, '44: Auschwitz I was the only camp in the area surrounded
by a fence, as other housing barracks had no watchtowers or fences.
Photo 5 -
clothes at
the Kanada
Klarsfeld, S.
Sola River
Photo 8 - 1943: (below) Workers doing
renovations at the kitchen during early 1943.
(Ref.: Auschwitz archives, Oswiecim, Poland).
Photo 6 - August 25, '44: The camp entrance road 1
turned off the Sola River road and passed two meters (6 2
feet) in front of the alleged former crematorium and gas 3
chamber. There were no gates on the road from the Sola 4
River bridge to the camp entrance. The alleged former 5
gas chamber and crematorium had two visible dots on 6
it's roof, no fence, and no coal storage yard. Outside the 7
camp fence were 9 guard towers. The alleged gallows 8
just below the kitchen are not visible in the photo.
~ . - - - - -
administration building
sleeping barracks
entrance road
guard towers outside fence
swimming pool inside fence
alleged gas chamber & crematorium
Chapter 5.3
Alleged Auschwitz I gas chamber-
Eye witness accusations versus what 1944 air photos reveal
Allegations of
eye witnesses:
The experimental gas
chamber was used until the
larger Birkenau ones came
into use and it then was
converted to a bomb
=--------==---======--1 shelter
Four summer 1944 air
photos reveal the Auschwitz .
I entrance road passed
directly in front of the
alleged gas chamber and
crematorium which had no
chimney, two dots on the
roof, no coal storage yard,
and therefore does not
appear to have been
designed as a crematorium
Fences and gates prevented
access from people outside
the camp to the building
Hundreds a day walked
into the room to be gassed
Gas pellets were inserted
through four roof vents
which are there today
beside two larger vents
Enough coal or wood to
bum the bodies was
transported to the yard and
piled until being used in
the crematoriums
Thousands of bodies were
burned each day in the
crematorium ovens
A ten meter high chimney
which is there today
expelled smoke from the
air photos reveal:
The building is small,
square, flat roofed, has no
chimney like the Birkenau
crematoriums and may have
been used for another
The building is outside the
Auschwitz I camp, and the
camp entrance road has no
gate and passes 3 meters (9
feet) in front of the building
The building was visible
and accessible by road to
villagers outside camp
Only two dots are visible in
1944 photos. The four roof
vents must have been added
after December 21st, 1944
The building is not close to
a railroad line, and the very
small yard has no room for
storing coal or wood so the
delivery and storage system
would have been very
No fuel delivery system
exists such as a coal piling
yard beside train tracks and
there is no conveyor
In the Dec., '44 photos no
chimney is visible on top of
or beside the building. If it
is there now it must have
been constructed after 1945
Chapter 5 . 4
Evidence shows C.I.A. Auschwitz report based on altered air photos
"Photographic evidence" of Holocaust alleged in American C.I.A. Report
In 1979 the American Central Intelligence Agency
(C.I.A.) released The Holocaust Revisited, a report
based on the study of newly discovered 1944 aerial
photos of the Auschwitz camps. Pictures in the 19
page booklet were widely publicized as
photographic evidence of the 'holocaust' .
The two C.I.A. workers had used magnifying and
stereo viewing equipment to study air photos from
five different dates in 1944, and they concluded the
August 25th photos showed clear evidence of "the
extermination operations in progress" at Birkenau.
Photos were shown of what they interpreted as
prisoners being marched to a gas chamber,
homicidal gas chambers, special security
arrangements around the crematoriums, cremation
pits, and vents used to insert Zyklon B
crystals in subsurface gas chambers.
In 1979 the air photo negatives were released
from the C.I.A. to the National Archives in
Washington, D.C. for public viewing.
The problem is to discover whether the
images on the air photos can be explained as
something on the ground, or whether there is
proof that at least some of them were marked
on the 1944 air photo negatives.
Evidence will be presented to show that
every mark which the authors of the C.I.A.
report used to conclude that homicidal gas
chambers were in operation on the August
25th photos had been added to the photos
after they were exposed in 1944.
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Birkenau detention and work camp - Legend:
= railroad tracks S sewage tanks
alleged murder facilities
entrance gate K kitchens
= roads G gardens
C crematoriums 1 and 2
=-= ditch F athletic playing field
BE 1 meter (3 feet) high
- wire fence and posts D disinfection facility
building extensions
guard towers d two disinfection facilities
B 2 large buildings
160 meters
520 feet
August photo showed only southern 113 of Birkenau
~ exposed in Aug. 25,'44 photos railroad spur enters camp through main gate
Photo 1 - May 31, '44: On August 25th, '44 the Mosquito aircraft exposed the southern 1/3 of
Birkenau on three separate photos - numbers 3184, 3185, and 3186. On the opposite page is number
3185. The three photos are relatively clear but are slightly over-exposed.
Chapter 5.4
Marks on August 25th, 1944 photos said to be evidence of "homicidal gassings" ...
"special security arrangements with open gate"
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Descriptions of marks in
C.I. A. Report
"special security
"four vents used to
insert Zyklon B
crystals into the
subsurface gas
"prisoners being
marched towards open
'iE='=---'::----=.,------===-'==---t- gate at gas chamber and
"prisoners marching through yard"
crematorium II"
(referred to in this
report as
crematorium 1)
"groups of prisoners
standing formation"
"prisoners undergoing
Photo 2 - August 25, '44:
Chapter 5.4
are black in contrast to the grey shades in this September photo
Photo 3 - September 13, '44
September 13, '44:
The marles on the
August 25 photo are
suspicious because:
1. they are solid
black whereas other
buildings and marks
are grey and black,
2. in the September
13th photo the scale
is too small to allow
people to be seen,
even standing in
large groups, and
the August photo is
the same scale as
September, and
3. a large group of
people standing
close together
would almost
certainly look grey
and black rather
than solid black.
Now: In order to
conclusively prove
the marks were
added to the
photographs after
1944, we need to
locate marks that
are not natural
features and could
only have been
drawn on.
Three such marks
are as follows:
Chapter 5.4
Proof number 1:
"Prisoner groups standing formation"
appear to be marks drawn on the ground and building roof
Photo 4 - Aug. 25, '44: Nine marks
next to a building that are solid black
and have no grey tones or shadows
occur about 113 of the way up the
photo at the right edge. Also part of
two marks appear to overlap the roof.
Photo 5 - Aug. 25, '44: Two of the marks
occur on the ground and also overlap onto
the building roof and almost certainly have
been drawn on the photo as groups of
people would not overlap onto the roof.
Photo 6 - Sept. 13, '44: The size of the
building is evident in this September
photo. (Scale: 1 centimeter = 12 meters)
Chapter 5.4
Proof number 2:
"Prisoners marching" is a zig zag line that looks like a sewing stitch
Photo 8 - August 25, '44 - Exposure 3185:
The time between exposure 3185 and 3186
was 3.5 seconds. From one exposure to the
next the line has moved 12 meters (36feet).
The supposed group would have moved 3.4
meters (10 112 feet) per second. A fast walk is
1.5 meters (4.5 feet) per second so the group
would have had to be running in synchronized
formation, which is highly unlikely.
Photo 7 - Aug. 25,' 44: (left)
The vertical zig zag line on the road
in the center of the photo has been
very carefully drawn on two
consecutive photos in a slightly
different location to make it appear
as if a group of people were
moving along a main road in the
camp. The consecutive photos
below, numbers 3185 and 3186,
were exposed 3.5 seconds apart.
Photo 9 - Aug.25, '44 - Exposure 3186:
An enlargement of photo 8.
The person who held the marking instrument
that produced this line moved it back and
forth so the resulting line looks like a sewing
stitch. There is no natural feature on the
ground that could produce this line. It is
unquestionable proof the photos were
Scale: 1 centimeter = 20 meters, or 1 inch = 160 feet
Chapter 5.4
Proof number 3:
Auschwitz I photos also marked with zig zag line that looks like a sewing stitch
Photo 10-
Aug. 25, '44:
This Auschwitz I
photo has the same
type of sewing
stitch mark as
photo exposure
3186, indicating it
was probably the
same individual
who marked both
Black marks occur
in two other areas
on the photo that
are too solid in
tone to be vehicles
or people and do
not have shadows.
Page 11 -
Aug.25, '44:
The mark
described in
the C.I.A.
report as a
"a line of
prisoners for
registration. "
There is no
for this mark
other than it
was drawn on
after the
photo was
1 em =
16 Meters
1 Inch =
110 Feet
Evidence that marks were added to Crematorium 1 Oeft) and 2 (right):
The four heavy marks on the building
extension appear to have been drawn on as:
(1) they are not shadows for they go in a
different direction than the chimney
shadow, (see bottom of page 57),
. (2) in stereo viewing they have no height,
(3) 1943 ground photos do not show them
The thick line
that looks like a
wide fence was
drawn on
(1) it casts no
(2) a wire fence
would have
produced a
narrow line, and
(2) the May and
June photos do
not show a fence
A single wide line to look
like an open gate has been
drawn on the photo
(1) ground pictures of the
wire and steel gates in
front of the crematoriums,
such as the one on the .
right, show two separate
gates instead of one, and
(b) the wire and steel gate
would have produced a thin
narrow line rather than a
thick one in air photos.
The four heavy black marks on the
extension were also drawn on because:
(1) they are not shadows as they go in a
different direction than other shadows,
(2) using stereo magnifying equipment
they have no measurable height, and
(3) '43 ground photos do not show them
After 1945 (date unknown): Two brick columns
with narrow steel and wire gates in front of
crematorium 2. (Ref.: Pressac, I.e. Page 366).
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Compiling all the evidence together allows us to conclude that
66 marks were added to the August 25th '44 Birkenau air Photos
marks looking like fences
around crematoriums 1 and 2
four marks drawn on building
extensions to crematoriums 1 and 2
said to be "four vents
used to insert Zyklon B crystals
into subsurface gas chambers"
marks drawn as "pits" in the yards
=='-------= '-----='-\ marks drawn as "lines of prisoners"
marks drawn to be "prisoner
groups in formation"
marks drawn to be
"prisoners marching"
(other marks against buildings and
throughout the camp on this
exposure and on two other
exposures of Birkenau were also
drawn on the photos)
Total marks added to photo numbers: - added to exposure 3184 = 8 marks
= 40 marks
= 18 marks
= 66 marks
- added to 3185 (this photo)
- added to exposure 3186
Total added to 3 exposures
Conclusions for chapter 5 4 :
From five exposure numbers 3182 to 3186, (Record Group 373, Can 5367):
1. There is overwhelming evidence one mark was put on each of three exposures -
numbers 3183 of Auschwitz I, 3185 of Birkenau, and 3186 of Birkenau.
2. There is enough evidence to conclude:
(a) 66 marks were added to exposures 3184, 3185 and 3186 of Birkenau,
(b) 10 marks were added to exposures 3182 and 3183 of Auschwitz I, and therefore
(c) a total of 76 marks were added to the five air photo negatives after 1944.
3. Included are all of the marks shown and described as
tIthe extermination operations in progress" in the 1979
Central Intelligence Agency report The Holocaust Revisited.
4. Evidence reveals the following about how the photos were marked:
(a) The marks were most likely drawn on paper enlargements of the original negatives using
magnifying equipment and fine tipped markers, and these paper prints were photographed
and the negatives were reinserted in the original air photo negative rolls,
(b) On consecutive photos marks were drawn almost exactly alike but in slightly different
locations to make it appear as if groups of people were moving and this would only have
been done by experienced air photo viewers,
(c) In 1979 the Central Intelligence Agency gave copies of the negative rolls instead of the
originals to the National Archives for public viewing, and
I was told by government representatives in Washington, D.C.
that the only people who had access to the air photos
before they were released to the public in 1979
were employees of the Central InteUigence Agency.
As shown on page 48 the May and September Birkenau photos have also been marked:
May 31st: Dots have been drawn on the building extensions and short fence marks have been
drawn around crematorium 1, but nothing has been drawn around crematorium 2,
Sept. 13th: Surrounding fence marks have been added but there are no dots on crematorium 1,
Therefore in 1944:
the fences looked similar to the way they appear in the May 31st photos,
the building extensions looked similar to the way they appear in the Sept. 13th photos.
Chapter 5.4 addition: Evidence the May and September photos have also been altered
What looks
like shrubs
growing on t - - - = = = ~
fence has
not been
drawn on
The 5
dots were
drawn on
May 31
The fence
has been
The 5 dots
from the
May photo
have now
become 4
Aug. 25
The fence
looks the
same as
Aug. 25th
No marks
are visible
on the
Sept. 13
No fence
marks have
been drawn
dots have
been drawn
on as in
Aug. photos
Photo 15
fence has
been drawn
Same dot
pattern was
drawn on as
on May
Photo 16
Aug. 25, '44
The fence
mark and the
5 staggered
==='-1 dots are
exactly the
same as in
the Aug.
photo, as if
a stencil had
been used to
draw them
Photo 17
Sept. 13, '44
Then: May photos - no fence but dots on alleged gas chambers have been drawn on
Sept. photos - no dots but surroundingfence like lines have been drawn on
Chapter 5 . 5
Vistula River ---........
Farms surrounding Birkenau
500 meters
1600 feet
Photo 1 - September 13, '44 . (For now discount the bombs falling directly over the camp)
From the surrounding flat farmland, nine roads enter the Birkenau camp. There are no visible
gatehouses, gates, or guardhouses on any of the many roads surrounding the camp. In the upper right
corner across the Vistula River is the large village of Jedlina.
Chapter 5.5
Roads offer open access to Birkenau from the Vistula River
Photo 2 - Sept. 13,144: At this comer of Birkenau the two roads from the Vistula River both have
access to the camp. Buildings that appear to be farmhouses occur along the roads, however there are
no visible guardhouses or gatehouses.
A clear view across farms from the roads to the crematoriums
10 meters
33 feet
Photo 3: August 25, '44:
The line of sight 80 meters (260 feet) from the road at the top left to the crematorium passed over:
(1) a small ditch alongside the road, (2) the field with the parallel dots indicating a harvested grain
crop, (3) a single row of trees, (4) the ditch around the camp, (5) the line surrounding the crematorium
which looks like a fence, and fmally (6) the crematorium and alleged gas chamber.
Chapter 5.5
This May 31, 1944 photo of farms close to Birkenau compares with ...
Photo 4 - May 31, '44.
Lines caused by recent disturbance of the topsoil occurs on most of the farming plots. The
difference between this and the August photo will tell us if the farms were actively worked in 1944.
Chapter 5.5
this August 25, '44 photo to show which farms were worked.
1 lJ 11 ]
Photo 5 - August 25, '44:
Almost all of the farms in the photo appear to have changed in texture or shade. The three plots with
the lines of dots next to the camp appear to all be the same crop. At least 3 vehicles are on the roads
in the upper right corner of the photo.
Chapter 5. 6 - Birkenau Camp
Air photos show what people arriving by train in 1944 experienced:
Photo 1 - Spring or summer,1944: (above) Looking east from the unloading ramp towards the entrance
gate in left background. (Ref.: Klarsfeld, S. Auschwitz Album).
Photo 2 - Taken by Soviets, 1945: From on top of the entrance gate looking west along the loading ramp.
Chapter 5.6
Photo 3 - 1944: (above) Walking west on the unloading ramp and road that will pass in front of the two
crematoriums with their high chimneys visible at the top of the photo. Ref.: Klarsfeld. Auschwitz. Album.
Photo 4 - 1945: (below) From the entrance gate looking north along the rows of barracks, the ditch
inside the fence, the fence and guardtowers, and the road outside. Ref.: Central ... Poland, page 14.
Chapter 5.6
What newly arrived Birkenau inmates experienced during 1944
.. ' ".
, , ~ . . . . ..
Photo 5 - May 31, '44:
Ground photographs from the spring and summer of
1944 show that many if not most of the new arrivals
walked west on the loading ramp and took the path of
the above dotted line. They then passed each of the
areas listed on the right which correspond to headings
on the next three pages. Other new arrivals may have
walked in other directions to other facilities, however
we can understand what many of the new arrivals saw,
heard, and smelled by retracing the above path.
Headings on pages 57 to 60:
the sports field
the crematoriums
the sewage tanks
the disinfection center
two large buildings
the kitchens
barracks and gardens
2. Crematoriums
1 and 2:
Photo 7-
May 31,'44:
Crematorium 1 (on left)
and especially
crematorium 2 (on
right) were not fenced
in and were completely
visible as the people
turned right at the top of
the walkway. Anyone
walking by here would
have seen and heard the
alleged victims being
marched into the
crematoriums, as well
as seeing corpses
burning on open fires.
40 meters
130 feet
1. The sports field:
Photo 6 - May 31, '44: (left)
Walking west on the ramp the sports field
would be visible across the two meter (6
foot) wide ditch. The field was 110 meters
(330 feet) long and 40 meters (120 feet)
wide and was inside the camp fence.
People on the field would have had an
unobstructed view of crematorium 2 only
100 meters away across what appears to be
low vegetation such as garden shrubs.
sports field
Photo 7 (a) - January, 1943:
The one meter high building
extending from the south side
of crematorium 1 and
covered by a thin layer of
m m ~ ~ ~ ~ r l j ~ ~ ~ 1 snow is one of the two
alleged 'gas chambers' It has
no visible vents or other
protrusions (see page 45).
Plans show it was designed as
a morgue. Ref.: Pressac, J.,
Auschwitz ... chambers, Pg. 335.
3. Sewage tanks:
Photo 8 - Sept 13,144:
(above) Sewage in these nine
20 meter wide tanks was
stirred to mix it with air
before it was released to a
ditch and the Sola River.
The smell from these sewage
tanks must have been foul.
40 meters
130 feet
Chapter 5.6
4. Disinfection:
Photo 9 - Sept.
13, ' 44: (right)
The top of this
photo is covered
by tape. Also
called the
I Sauna I, this is
where prisoners
received a
haircut, shower,
and new clothes.
Photo 10 -
1944: (left)
which held
and drained
s. Buildings
with no fences:
Photo 11 -
May 31, '44: (left)
The path leads past
two large buildings
with no fences on
the way to the
barracks. The
buildings were in
full view and any
unnatural sights or
sounds would have
been immediately
evident to these new
7. Gardens:
Photo 14 -
Sept. 13, ' 44:
18 large houses
which could have
been barracks or
greenhouses were
beside disturbed
plots of soil
which may have
been gardens of
some type. These
are alleged to
have been the SS
Chapter 5.6
6. Kitchens:
Photo 12 - Sept. 13, '44:
In Birkenau there were
12 of these kitchen
buildings measuring 60
meters (180 feet) long
and 12 meters (36 feet)
wide. In this photo there
are two smaller gardens
and a pool that appears to
be full of water (it shows
as a black rectangle)
beside the two larger
symmetrical gardens.
Chapter 5 . 7
The 1944 War Refugee Board Report and the 1988 Leuchter Report
The American War Refugee Board was created in January, 1944 to monitor the refugee
situation in Europe. Below are excerpts from a letter sent by a Board employee in
Switzerland to the Secretary of State describing alleged exterminations at Birkenau
Item: Urgent confidential telegram
To: C. Hull, Secretary of State, U.S.A.
From: R. McClelland, War Refugee
Board Employee, Switzerland.
Date transmitted: July 6th, 1944
Date received: July 8th, 1944
"Two eye witness reports recently reached
Switzerland concerning Nazi. .. extermination
camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau .... These are
based on experiences of two Slovakian
Jews ... who escaped in April, 1944. They
corroborate .. .information received ... in
Switzerland during past two years particularly
dates and composition of transports which
arrived in Auschwitz and Birkenau from all
over Europe ....
"Each camp is encircled by outer chain 50 to
60 watchtowers at radius of two kilometers (1
114 miles) .... Northeast end of Birkenau camp
is distinguished by high smokestacks of four
crematoria ....
"At end of February 1943 four newly
constructed crematoria and gassing units were
put into operation in Birkenau. The two larger
ones consisted of a vast central hall flanked on
one side by furnace room and on other by long
narrow gas chamber. The central hall is
camouflaged to represent bathing establishment.
Made to undress given piece of soap and towel
and herded down a short stairway into adjoining
lower gas chamber this is hermetically closed and
SS men wearing gasmasks mount to roof and
shake down into room from three openings in
ceiling a powered cyanide preparation labelled
cyklon manufactured in Hamburg.
"Within a few minutes everyone is dead, latter is
aired and Sonderkommando proceeds with
gruesome work of transporting bodies on small
flat cars running along track to furnace room here
there are nine ovens each with four openings with
high smokestack rising in middle each opening
can incinerate three normal bodies within one one-
half hours. Daily capacity of larger crematoria is
2,000 of two smaller about 1,000 each, total for
all four units is some 6,000 daily ....
Authors set number of Jews gassed and burned in
Birkenau between April, 1942 and April, 1944 at
from 1.5 to 1.75 million ....
It should be recalled ... two similar extermination
camps in Poland were functioning a few months
ago Malkini Treblinki (spelled as in original
telegram) near Bialostok and Belzec near Bug."
In seeking to confirm these statements in 1944 air photo interpreters would have looked for:
1. an" ... outer ring of 50 to 60 watchtowers at radius of two kilometers" and found a string
of watchtowers were located just outside the camp fence, but outside of this there were open
roads, farms, and villages, with no gates, guardposts, or watchtowers,
2. the" ... high smokestacks of four crematoria" and determined the locations of the buildings,
3. in attempting to confirm " ... the daily capacity of the large crematoria is 2,000 ... " they
could have either referred to books or records to estimate the maximum number of
bodies that crematoriums of this design and size would burn in 24 hours,
or they may have contacted a cremation expert such as quoted on the next page ...
The 1988 Leuchter Report
Execution engineer Fred Leuchter's report written after his 1988 Auschwitz visit
included a calculation on how many corpses could be burned in the crematoriums
"The crematories utilized at the inspected German facilities were ... constructed of red brick and
mortar ... all had multiple retorts (individual furnaces) ... (and) all were coke fired. None of the retorts
inspected and examined ... were designed for multiple corpse incineration .... The furnaces had to be
constantly fed (coal or coke) by hand (using a shovel).
"Coke furnaces normally took 3.5 to 4 hours for each corpse. Theoretically this would allow for 6.8
corpses in a 24 hour time period, (however) normal operation permits a maximum of three
cremations in a 24 hour time period.
"(At crematorium 1 and 2) theoretical and real-time estimated maximum 24 hour outputs,
based on one corpse per retort (individual furnaces) per cremation are:
5 furnaces x 3 retorts = 15 retorts
1. Theoretical number of corpses - 15 retorts x 6.8 corpses per 24 hours
= 102 corpses per 24 hours (or 1I2Oth of the 2,000 figure given in the W.RB. report)
2. Actual number of corpses - 15 retorts x 3 corpses per 24 hours
= 45 corpses per 24 hours (or 1I45th of the 2,000 figure in the W.R.B. report)
But the War Refugee Board Report did say the furnace room had:
"nine ovens (or furnaces) each with four openings(or retorts)"
9 furnaces x 4 retorts each = 36 retorts
1. Theoretical number of corpses - 36 retorts x 6.8 corpses per 24 hours
= 232 corpses per 24 hours (or 1I9th of the 2,000 figure in the W.RB. report)
2. Actual number of corpses - 36 retorts x 3 corpses per 24 hours
= 108 corpses per 24 hours (or 1I20th of the 2,000 figure in the W.RB. report)
We can now interpret this information the same way 1944 air photo interpreters used
photo images combined with research material to arrive at conclusions:
1. Using the spy report figure of 36 individual furnaces in each crematorium, then
36 furnaces could burn between 108 and 232 corpses per 24 hours, which is
a different figure from the spy report figure of 2,000 corpses per 24 hours, and
2. the 2 crematoriums appeared to have been almost completely visible from both
inside and outside the camp.
Chapter 5 . 8
Two crematoriums at Birkenau - Eye witness accusations:
Allegations of eye witnesses:
The crematoria end of the camp
was surrounded by a special
security system
The crematoria were surrounded by 1---'-""""
high fences
Thousands a day walked into
underground rooms to be executed
Gas pellets were inserted through
four roof vents to kill the people
Enough coal or wood to bum the
bodies was transported to the yard
and piled
Thousands of bodies were burned
each day in the crematoria ovens
Black smoke rose out of the
crematoria chimneys
In the summer of 1944 bodies were
constantly burned in large pits
behind some of the crematoriums
After viewing air photos on the next 3 pages
these accusations will be answered:
60 meters
200 feet
Photo 1- May 31, '44:
Chapter 5.8
Photo 2 (a) -.1944: Looking north from the road towards crematorium 2. Ref.: Klarsfeld. S . Auschwitz Album.
Photo 2 (b) - 1944: Looking west from the train loading ramp towards the high chimney and wire fence
of crematorium 1 in the background. Ref.: Klarsfeld, S., Auschwitz Album.
Chapter 5.8
Five dates in 1944 reveals no smoke from crematorium chimneys ...
Photo 3-
Dec. 27, '43:
Haze covers
the photo
making it
impossible to
determine if
smoke is
rising from
the chimneys
or the yards
Photo 4 -
May 31, '44:
I no fences
I no smoke
no piles of
coal or wood
no smoke
from alleged
burning pits
Photo 5 -
June 26, '44:
I no smoke
no piles of
coal or wood
no smoke
from alleged
burning pits
Chapter 5.8
or pits on the ground, and no coal or wood piles or delivery system
Photo 6-
Aug. 25, '44:
I no smoke
I no burning pits
no delivery
system for coal
or wood
Photo 7
Sept 13, '44:
there are no
dots to the left
crematorium 1
no smoke
Photo 8 -
Sept. 13, '44:
as in photo 7,
there are no
dots to the left
of crematorium
1, and this
exposure was
taken by a
different plane
Chapter 5.8
Were two crematoriums destroyed before or after Russians entered camp?
Dismantling the two crematoriums. The facts are:
(a) The Dec. 21st, 1944 and Jan. 16th, '45 photos show no change in
dismantling of crematorium 1 and 2
(b) The German camp guards left Auschwitz in January, '45,
(c) The Soviet Red Army entered the camp on January 27th 1945, and
(d) The February 19th air photos show both buildings flattened as if by
Photo 9 -
Dec. 21, '44:
have been partly
the roofs appear
to have been
the chimneys
have been
Photo 10 -
February 19, '45:
both of the
buildings appear
to be flattened as
if by explosions
Chapter 5.8
Thousands cremated a day at Birkenau - accusations versus photo evidence
Allegations of
eye witnesses:
The crematoriums
were in a comer of
the camp surrounded
by a special security
The two
crematoriums were
surrounded by
Thousands a day
walked into
underground rooms
to be executed
Gas pellets were
inserted through four
roof vents to kill the
Enough coal or wood
to bum the bodies
was piled in the
Thousands of bodies
were burned each
day in the crematoria
Black smoke rose out
of the crematoria
In the summer of
1944 bodies were
constantly burned in
pits behind some of
the crematoria
What 1944 air photos
actually reveal:
There was a ditch but no fence
around this end of the camp so
people on the roads or farms
outside could see the yards and
crematorium buildings
Fences appear to have been
drawn on the Aug. & Sept.,
'44 photos. May, '44 photos
show a low fence or hedge
around only 112 of the yard
These sights would have been
visible to people outside and
inside the camp
Roof vent marks appear to
have been drawn on May,
June, and August photos, so
they were not there originally
No piles of coal or wood are
visible on any of the four air
photos taken during 1944
No fuel delivery system exists
such as a coal piling yard
beside the train tracks or the
crematoriums, and no
conveyor system exists
No black or white smoke is
seen on the air photos from fOUi
different dates in 1944
There is no smoke rising from
the crematorium yards in the
1944 photos. One pit occurs
behind each crematorium,
perhaps dug to bury coal ashes
Four summer 1944 air photos
reveal the two Birkenau
crematoriums were visible from
outside the camp, gave off no
smoke from the chimneys or the
yards, and had no coal storage or
delivery system so were designed
to each burn a small number of
corpses per day.
Photo 11 - May 31, '44, and photo 12 - August 25, '44:
Chapter 5.8
Comparing the Katyn nturder site to the alleged Birkenau murder site
Photo 13 - Oct. 13, '43:
4,400 shot and
buried in 5 weeks
from April 3 to
May 11, 1940
= 120 per day
in the centre of a
one square
kilometer (0.6 of
a mile square)
forest beside a
narrow road
no witnesses as
conducted in
forest with one
access road and
no farms or
1942 photos show
a 350 meter
(1140 ft.) narrow
winding road
through the forest
1942 and 1943
photos show an
area cleared of
trees beside the
access road
no local villagers
or spies witnessed
the killings so the
Germans had no
reason to look for
the gravesite on
existing air
photos or to take
new photos
bombing was not
an option
alleged 1,500,000
gassed and burned
in 2 1/2 years from
1942 to '44
= 1,600 per day
alleged in 2 large
buildings at comer
of a work camp with
a wide road and
surrounded by
active farms
many witnesses as
no fence around at
least 112 of crema-
toriums gave
farmers and spies an
excellent view
1944 photos show a
wide straight road
without trees exists
crematorium 1 and 2
1944 photos shows
no smoke coming
from chimneys or
alleged burning pits
Americans received
spy reports from the
Auschwitz area after
May '43 so they had
important reasons to
study the May, '44
Birkenau air photos
and to take new
crematoriums could
have been bombed
Photo 14 - May 31, '44:
Chapter 5 . 9 - Alleged gas chambers at Birkenau visible from outside
Photo 1 - May 31,'44:
Photo 2 - September 13, '44:

attending the
would have
had a clear
view of these
The chimneys
were small and
round unlike the
large square
crematorium 1
and 2 chimneys.
There was no
railway spur for
fuel delivery.
A new building
has been
The black line is
very thick for a
fence yet has no
shadow. There is
no indication of
shrubs or a
hedge as in the
May photos.
No evidence of
the claimed
burning pits
Chapter 5.9
Three dates show no smoke but appearance of a black line
Photo 3 -
May 31,
no visible
fence or
around the
no smoke
from the
burning pits
Photo 4 -
June 26,
no visible
fence or
around the
no smoke
from the
burning pits
Photo 5 -
Sept. 13,
a black line
and half
the other
~ = - - ___ --j building
Chapter 5.9
Two Buildings beside disinfection facilities alleged to have been gas chambers
Eye Witness
The two buildings
next to the
disinfection facilities
were gas chambers
and crematoriums
just like
crematoriums 1 and 2
The buildings were
surrounded by fences
to prevent witnesses
from seeing gassing
Thousands a day
walked into rooms to
be executed by gas
Thousands of bodies
were burned each day
in the crematoriums
Coal and wood to
bum the bodies were
stored in the yard
Smoke rose out of the
Bodies were
constantly burned in
at least one pit behind
at least one of the
buildings during the
spring and summer of
What 1944 air photos
actually reveal
Buildings were
different shaped and
had much smaller
chimneys than the 2
large crematoriums,
and may have had
another purpose
May and June, '44
photos show no fence,
but on the September
photo a thick black
line appears
No fence would allow
people in the area to
view this
No fuel delivery
system exists such as
train tracks, a coal
piling yard, and a
conveyor system
No piles of coal or
wood are visible on
the 1944 air photos
No black or white
smoke is seen on any
of the three air photo
dates in 1944
No visible smoke was
seen in any pit behind
any building on the air
photos from May,
June, August, and
September, 1944
Photo 6 - May 31, '44:
Summer 1944 air photos of the
buildings next to the disinfection
facilities reveal they were visible
from outside the camp, had no
smoke rising from the chimneys or
the ground, and were designed
differently than crematoriums 1
and 2 and therefore may have
served another purpose
Chapter 5 . 10
The bombing of
I. G. Farben
Photo 1 -
Sept. 13, '44:
On September 13th, 1944,
96 American bombers
flew at 7,500 meters
elevation directly over
Birkenau and from 11: 17
to 11:20 a. m. dropped
943 five hundred pound
(225 kilogram) 'high
explosive' bombs on the
1. G. Farben industrial
The first actively firing
anti-aircraft guns which
the planes encountered .
were next to the Sola
River about one kilometer
from the Auschwitz I
The majority of the 943
bombs landed in the
industrial area, however
about 20 landed almost
directly on top of these
anti-aircraft guns one
kilometer from
Auschwitz 1.
(Ref.: Interpretation Report
number D. B. 217. Bombing
damage report.)
Photo 2 -
Sept. 13, 44:
As the planes
flew west to
east they
released their
bombs directly
over Birkenau
in order to hit
the industrial .
plant. Here 9
bombs are
travelling 320
(180 miles)
per hour.
Because no
guns are firing
from this area,
either large
bombers or
bombers could
have precision
bombed the
with a
minimum of
Photo 3 - Sept. 13 '44: (right)
Buildings in the synthetic rubber
section were hit by a group of 8 to 10
of the 230 kilogram (500 pound)
Chapter 5.10
Photo 5: (above)
A battery of German
88-mm anti-aircraft
guns. Ref.:
Middlebrook, M ..
Photo 4-
Sept.13, '44:
One bomb landed
directly across the
river 300 meters
(900 feet) from
Auschwitz I. Other
bombs appear to
have been dropped
to try and strike the
emplacements that
are identified by the
lines of white smoke
rising from the
roadway. At least
one anti-aircraft
gunner, and perhaps
more, appear to
have received direct
Chapter S.10
Photo 7 - Dec.
21, '44:
At the 1. G.
Farben site
evidence of
craters and
damage, as in
this southern
part of the
synthetic oil
_ craters or
... other signs
of previous
.. ....; destruction
1944 photo.
Because the
snow is in
contrast to
the darker
such as the
Chapter S.10
The reasons why the Birkenau crematoriums were not bombed ...
What historians say:
Spies for the British and
Americans in the
Auschwitz camp area
were not aware Jewish
people were being
exterminated and burned
at Birkenau because
'special security
arrangements' around the
gas chambers and
crematoriums prevented
anyone from seeing inside
What historians say:
What air photos reveal:
The May, 1944 photos
reveal more than 112 of
each crematorium had no
visible fence, while 112
had shrubbery or a low
fence. Beyond that were
two guard towers and a
drainage ditch, but no
fence and no gate or
gatehouses for at least
two kilometers in all
What air photos reveal:
If a few people did
observe the
exterminations, spy
reports and maps were
not getting out and
being received by
military personnel in
The May, 1943 spy map of
the industrial complex was
received by the American
military before January,
1944, (see page 28), and
the War Refugee Board
telegram describing the
alleged exterminations was
received in July, 1944
What historians say:
Air photo interpreters
were not informed that
mass exterminations may
be occurring, and
therefore when viewing
the air photos of
Auschwitz I and Birkenau
thought they looked like
standard work and
detention camps.
(see page 60).
What air photos reveal:
Air photo interpreters
would have been given
spy reports and other
information concerning
the camps before June,
1944 when they received
the first air photos of
Birkenau and used their
knowledge of industrial
facilities to analyze them.
Chapter S.10
what SOllIe historians say versus what the 1944 air photos reveal:
. t 0.1 wi'
'. .
What historians say: What air photos reveal:
If photo interpreters
were given spy
reports such as the
War Refugee Board
telegram (on page 60)
describing mass .
gassings and
cremations, they still
could not identify the
What historians say:
If officials knew the
locations of the gas
chambers the area
was too far from
British airfields to
conduct bombing
What historians say:
Attempting to bomb
the gas chambers
from standard
bombing height
would have resulted
in the deaths of
thousands of camp
The skilled air photo
interpreters would have
quickly identified the
two big crematoriums
with large chimneys in
wide yards outside the
camp fence, and
determined the number
of corpses they were
. designed to cremate
What air photos reveal:
On four days from
August to December,
1944 American planes
bombed the 1. G. Farben
complex. On September
13th they released their
bombs directly over the
Birkenau crematoriums.
What air photos reveal:
Planes bombed anti-
aircraft guns one
kilometer (5/8 of a mile)
from Auschwitz I and
also the industrial
factories. The large
crematorium buildings
with their big yards and
farms on one side could
have been bombed with a
minimum loss of life.
Chapter 6
800,000 alleged executed and cremated in Treblinka
The Treblinka camp measuring 470 by 370
meters (1400 by 110 feet) was established in
1941 on a branching rail spur which led to a
gravel pit camp. From July to September,
'42 a total of 360,000 Jewish people, or
4,000 per day, were killed at Treblinka and
buried in large graves in one corner of the
camp. (Ref.: Arad, Y., page 127)
In 1942 when the three 5 by 5 meter (15 by
15 foot) concrete gas chambers could not
process enough people 700 prison workers
were brought in to build ten new concrete 7
by 8 meter (21 by 24 foot) gas chambers on
each side of a concrete corridor serviced by
a narrow gauge railway line.
(Ref.: Ehrenburg, Ilya, pages 416-417)
From Sept. '42 to May '43 a further 440,000 Jewish
people, or 1,600 per day, were gassed and buried in
the southeast corner of the camp (an area shown on
maps by alleged survivors as about 90 by 70 meters).
From February to September, 1943. the 800,000
bodies, or 3,300 per day, were dug up and piles of
2,000 to 3,000 were burned on railway ties in
immense fires, and the resulting 10 meter (30 foot)
high flames and smoke could be seen for a long
distance. (Ref.: Arad, Y., page 175)
In September, '43 the buildings were cleared, pine
trees were planted, and the area was made to look
like a farm. When the Soviets arrived in 1944 they
found only some bones as evidence of the 800,000.
(Ref.: Donat, A., The Death Camp Treblinka.)
Treblinka Map Legend:
1. entrance
9. barber, sick bay, dentist
10. Polish and Ukrainian girls
11. bakery
13. 'gold Jews' working area
15. zoos., stables, pigs
17. tailor, carpentors, sickroom
18. kitchen and laundry
20. locksmith
24. storage disguised as station
25. deportation square
27. barber for women
30. execution site
Extermination area:
31. approach to gas chambers
32. 10 new gas chambers
33. 3 old gas chambers
34. burial pits
35. 'roasts' for burning bodies
36. prisoners . kitchen & beds
~ watchtower
-=- railway
- barbed wire fence
Map 1: Drawn on information
from an alleged survivor for a
1965 Treblinka Trial in Germany.
Ref: Yitzhak. A. Belzee .... page 39
1 kilometer
0.6 mile
Location Map:
Malkinea transit camp
Malkinea town
bridges over Bug River
Treblinka railroad
railroad line
Maiden Kuvientynski
alleged Treblinka camp
Wolka Okraglik town
gravel pit
.. gravel pit camp
Photo 1 - May 15, '44
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Location of alleged camp in relation to farms, towns, and railroads
alleged former Treblinka camp Wolka Okranglik
Photo 2 - May 15, '44: The triagular shaped area is the alleged former Treblinka camp. On the
left of it is the rail line and road going down to the gravel pit camp at the bottom left of the photo.
On the right is Wolka Okranglik village just up from the main rail and road line going north.
Almost all of the rectangular farming plots around the villages appear to have been worked in 1944.
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The Alleged Treblinka Camp: Eye-witness Accusations
150 meters
480 feet
In 1942 for three months 360,000
people, or 4,000 per day, were
killed and buried in mass graves in
the southeast corner of the camp (an
i area about 90 by 70 meters),
During 8 months of 1942 and '43
440,000 people, or 1,800 per day,
. were killed in 13 gas chambers and
buried in the southeast portion of
the camp
During 8 months in '43 about
800,000 bodies, or 3,300 per day,
were dug up and burned day and
night on railway ties
In September, '43 the buildings,
fences, and watchtowers were
removed and the area was made to
look like a farm
An extermination camp occurred at
this location from July 1942 to
September, '43 in which 3/4 of a
million people were brutally
Photo 3 - May 15, 1944
After viewing air photos on the next 7 pages
these accusations will be answered:
Photo 4 -
May 15, '44:
There is a clear
unobstructed view
300 meters (900
feet) across farms
from the road and
rail line north of
Wolka Okraglik to
the alleged camp
location. The trees
are one or two
rows deep. Farms
appear actively
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Wolka Okraglik village
Photo 5 - May 31, '44: (left)
There are 86 houses and other buildings in this
portion of Wolka Okraglik village. The road
through town proceeds north and parallels the
railway line to pass within 300 meters of the
alleged camp.
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Photo 6 - After 1970: Looking southeast across the symbolic reconstruction of the gravel pit railroad
towards the Treblinka monument. The trees in the foreground do not appear to have changed
position since 1944. Wolka Okraglik village is off the photo to the left and the gravel pit to the right.
/ .
Photo 7 - Before
1960: This photo
shows the gravel pit
railroad line the
type of flat open
separated by
small groups of trees
that occur through the
area. Ref.: Polish
Historical Society,
Stamford, CT -
Treblinka File.
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Change in boundaries between trees and farms shows the alleged camp area
Photo 8 - May 25, 1940: This is the only pre-1944 air photo of the alleged Treblinka camp area
which has been found up to this time. The supposed 1941 to '43 camp was located next to the tom
comer at the bottom of the photo. By comparing the railway lines, roads, and boundaries between
groups of trees and farmland with the photo on the next page we can state:
(a) The gravel pit railway line and other rail lines and roads were installed before 1940,
(b) Groups of trees in the north 1/3 of the alleged camp area were removed after 1940,
(c) The five houses in the 1944 photos were either not yet built or were completely surrounded by
trees in 1940, and
(d) The farms have visible lines which indicates they were being worked.
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was as visible from surrounding roads, farms, and villages in 1940 as in '44.
135 meters
420 feet
Photo 9 - May IS, '44: The 1940 and '44 photos have been enlarged to the same scale and
reveal the following:
Small groups of trees in the northern 1/3 of the alleged camp area were cut and the five
buildings were most likely constructed after 1940, however the farming areas to the east
towards Wolka Okranglik village, and to the west remained unchanged from 1940 to '44,
which means the alleged camp area was as visible from the surrounding roads, farms, and
villages in 1940 as it was in '44.
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May, '44 photo shows no evidence of railroad side spur or previous camp ...
five buildings next to entrance road appear intact mass grave area described by eye witness survivors
Photos 10 - May 15, '44:
According to maps and descriptions from alleged eye-witness survivors, the mass graves were dug in
an area of about 90 by 70 meters (300 by 225 feet) in the southeast comer of the camp. However based
on the Hamburg and Katyn examples only 20,000 bodies could have been buried in this area, for it
would have taken an area of 550 meters by 550 meters (1800 by 1800 feet), or 40 times larger than 90
by 70 meters (300 by 225 feet), or an area larger than the entire above photo, to bury 800,000 bodies.
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while November photo shows no building foundations as at Malkinia camp
Photo 11 - November, '44:
Three buildings are destroyed and two are missing roofs. Within the alleged camp area there is no
evidence of previous cement 'gas chamber' foundations, building foundations, a rail line, or fences
as would be expected if the camp had existed. This contrasts to the visible foundations of destroyed
buildings at the Malkinia and gravel pit camps. There is growth of what appears to be dark grass,
moss, or other vegetation on the ground which would not occur for years if there had been large
continuously burning flres which destroyed the organic material in the soil.
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Dismantling Malkinia Camp, and Bug River bridge bombed
Photo 12- May 15, 144: (above) The vertical road goes through the camp on
the right side of the photo. All buildings appear undamaged. Camp could be
occupied. There is a ditch and fence but no watchtowers. There are 55
buildings left of the road and 11 buildings right of the road. The Malkinea
camp was built after 1940 as the May 25th, '44 photo shows only farms.
Photo 13 - Fall, 144: In the camp 26 buildings have been dismantled and 29
remain. The foundations of the dismantled buildings are visible.
Scale: 2 Centimeters = 170 Meters or 1 inch = 700 Feet
Photo 14 - May
15, 144 (top), and
photo 15 - Fall,
144: Bridge over
Bug river was not
bombed until after
May 15th, 1944.
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Dismantling of gravel pit camp proceeds slowly like Malkinea camp dismantling
Photo 16 - May 15, '44: All buildings are
intact in the gravel pit camp. Supplies appear
to be piled at the bottom of the camp close to
the surrounding ditch, and the circle in the
central garden has been trimmed. The camp
has the appearance of being inhabited, but it is
not possible to determine if it was in operation
at this time.
" ' " - - - - - - - - - ~ ~ ~ ~ - - - - - ~ - -
Photo 17 - September 2, 1944: Five
buildings appear to have been dismantled
or destroyed, the supplies are no longer
visible, and the garden is unattended.
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The Treblinka camp accusations versus what the air photos reveal
Allegations by eye-witnesses:
In 1942 for three months 360,000
Jewish people, or 4,000 per day,
were killed and buried in mass
graves in the southeast corner of the
Treblinka camp (in an area about
90 meters by 70 meters or 300 feet
by 225 feet)
During 8 months of '42 and '43
about 440,000 Jewish people, or
2,000 per day, were exterminated in
13 gas chambers and buried
During 8 months in 1943 about
800,000 bodies, or 3,300 per day,
were dug up and burned day and
night on huge fires fueled by
railway ties
In September, '43 the buildings,
fences, and watchtowers were
The area was made to look like a
A large extermination camp
occurred at this location from early
'42 to the end of '43 in which 3/4
million people were murdered,
buried, dug up, and then burned on
large open fires.
What 1940 and '44 air photos reveal:
Using the Hamburg and Katyn examples only 20,000 corpses
could have been buried in the 90 by 70 meter (300 by 225
foot) area, or only 1/18 th of the 360,000 bodies that are
alleged to have been buried. The area needed to bury
800,000 would have been 550 by 550 meters (1800 by 1800
feet) or an area at least 40 times larger than the 90 by 70
meters (300 by 225 feet) "
An unobstructed view 300 meters (970 feet) across farms
from the Wolka Okraglik access road and 5 meters (16 feet)
from the gravel pit road and railway would have allowed
everyone in the area to see and hear the executions .
Large fires would have attracted attention from local
villagers and spies working in the area. There is no evidence
of ground disturbance caused by burial of the large amount
of bones and ash that would result from burning 800,000
bodies, and there is no ground scarring from large fires
There are no evidence of building foundations such as those
at Malkinea camp and the gravel pit camp. The May, '44
photos show no soil disturbance where the cement 'gas
chamber' foundations or fences would have been
The area does look like a farm in which the five farmhouses
were either dismantled or destroyed between May and
September, '44 and the farmland was not worked during '44
There is no evidence to suggest any more buildings than the
five houses in the May '44 photo occurred at this location in
1942 and '43, and there is no evidence of mass burials and
burnings. The alleged executions, burials, and burnings
would have been visible across farmland to thousands of
local villagers for 14 months from July 1942 to September
'43. There is therefore no evidence a camp was located here.
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Comparing the Katyn murder site to the alleged Treblinka murder site
4,400 shot and
buried in 5 weeks
from April 3 to
May 11, 1940
= 120 per day
4,100 bodies dug
up in 2 months
from March 29 to
June 7, 1943
= 60 per day
in the centre of a
one kilometer (5/8
mile) square forest
beside a narrow
road and no houses
no witnesses as no
one allowed entry
into isolated forest
with 1 windy road
1940 and '42
photos show no
change in
between the forest
and cleared areas
4,100 bodies
buried in graves
totalling 96 meters
(300 feet) long
and 7 meters (22
feet) wide
local villagers and
spies didn't witness
the killings so no
rePOrts were sent
out of the area
alleged 800,000 gassed
and buried in 10 months
from July, 1942 to
April, 1943
= 2,600 per day
alleged 800,000 dug up
and burned on large
fIres in 6 months from
March to August, 1943
= 4,500 per day
surrounded by active
farms with no trees and
beside a road and
railway to a working
gravel pit camp
thousands of witnesses
from open farms, a
village 1 kilometer (5/8
mile) away, and roads
1940 and '44 photos
show no change
between the boundaries
of tree groves and farms
surrounding the alleged
camp site
alleged 800,000 buried
in 90 by 70 meter (300
by 225 foot) area, but it
would have taken an
area 40 times larger to
bury 800,000
local villagers and spies
would have witnessed
gassings and cremations
during 1942 and '43
and sent out reports
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600,000 alleged cremated in Belzee camp
Belzec was established in 1941 as a work
camp on the north-south rail line on a side rail
spur south of Belzec town. From March to
December, 1942 about 600,000 Jewish people
were gassed and buried in the Belzec camp
From November, '42 to March, '43 the
600,000 bodies were dug up and burned on
large fires fueled by railway ties. Ashes and
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bones were buried in ditches. After May, '43 the
camp was dismantled and pine trees were planted
to cover the previous mass graves.
(Ref.: Arad, Yitzhak, pages 126-127, and Encyclopedia
of the Holocaust)
In 1945 the Polish government measured the camp
area and the resulting map accompanied a report
describing the mass exterminations.
Map of
a - the guard house
b - gas chambers
t t
t C - stripping rooms
I t III 1-
d - barracks
-:- Ult
e0 3 t
e - guard towers
. t
t. f - the graves
~ f-
g - crews barracks
h - Administration }
buildings and
t ~
barracks for
t A
e ~
t.. t!-0 Sot n'\t.
t. t. t. 'It. t t t
t t
t 'l '-
t. t t..:...
Map 1 - 1945: The map commissioned by the Polish government to accompany their mass
extermination report. Ref.: ""ydawnictwo, Biuletyn, 1947, page 40.
railway line
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top of the ridge that parallels the railroad track going to Lysa mountain just below the photo ~
Photo 1 - May 26, '40: The railroad line which runs from bottom right to top left of the photo passes
Belzec railroad station in the middle and Belzec town in the upper left of the picture.
railroad side spur installed before 1940 L main railroad line running south f r o ~ Tomaszow
Photo 2 - May 26, '40: On this cross-section the ridge is 35 meters (115 feet) above the valley floor.
fanns on valley floor
rail- rail
way spur
I I J.
ridge top r trees
1940 to '44 logging on hillside was visible from roads, houses, and the railroad below
railroad track
r------ top of the ridge
two buildings in northwest comer of cleared area
Photo 3 - 1944: Almost all the trees were cut and removed from the cleared area on the hillside, which
would have left tree stumps ana roots throughout the thin topsoil. Two buildings remained in '44.
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The alleged mass graves would have been near the top of the hillside ...
railroad spur at bottom of hill
Photo 4 - May 26, '40:
top of ridge leading south to Lysa Mountain
65 meters
220 feet
The alleged mass grave site as drawn in maps by alleged survivors is supposed to have occurred near
the top of the ridge 200 meters uphill from the railroad spur. The valley bottom would contain thick
amounts of earth and silt, but the hillside would contain relatively thin topsoil, and together with the
tree stumps and roots caused by logging, it would have been almost impossible to dig mass graves.
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a difficult location to dig mass graves because of the thin topsoil
alleged location of mass graves for 600,000 corpses ----,
6S meters
220 feet
Photo 5 - May 16, '44:
The size of the alleged mass grave area was
120 by 55 meters (390 by 180 feet). Using
the Katyn and Hamburg mass grave
examples, this area could hold 22,000 corpses
or 1/3Oth of the alleged 600,000. (And this
number could only have been buried where
there was 3.5 meters or 11 feet of earth).
Air photos reveal the alleged Belzec camp was a
hillside with moderately sized trees which were
cut and removed from the train tracks to the
top of the ridge from 1940 to '44 while villagers
had an unobstructed view of the hill, and in
1944 two buildings remained on the clearing.
Chapter 8
250,000 alleged cremated in logging camp next to Sobibor rail Station
Sobibor was established as a work camp on a
main railway line in late 1941.
Up to the end of 1942, 100,000 Jewish people
were killed and buried in ditches 60 meters
(180 feet) long, 15 meters (45 feet) wide and
6 meters (18 feet) deep in a cleared area in the
northwest corner of the camp.
At the end of '42 the bodies were exhumed
and cremated on railroad ties. From January to
July, '43 a narrow gauge railway transported

Jewish prisoners from the main railway station to
the northwest corner of the camp where 150,000
were gassed and cremated.
(Ref.: Arad, Yitzhak, pages 128-130)
At the end of '43 the camp area was dismantled
and plowed under before pine trees were planted
and a farm was established to make it appear as
though a camp was never there. (Ref.:
Encyclopedia o/the Holocaust, pages 1374-1378)

Map of the Sobibor Camp
1. Dentist office for SS
7. Laundry for SS
17. Bakery
19. Tailor shop
27. Prisoner's kitchen
29. Shoemaker shop
37. Stables and barns
39. Ironing room
41. Garden
43. Barracks for sorting clothes
45. Women's barber
46. Incinerator
47. Hospital (the former chapel)
Extennination area:
49. Barracks for camp III worker Jews
50. Kitchen and dentist workshop
51. Gas chambers
52. Engine room for the gas chambers
54. Outdoor crematoriums
Small railroad from main rail-
road station to camp III
-* Barbed wire fences
Map 1: As remembered by survivor
Thomas Blatt. Ref: Rashke, R.
Escapejrom Sobibor, 1982 .
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Location map of Sobibor railway station in 1940 photo
Sobibor railway station was on the straight north-south railway line
Photo 1 - July 11, '40:
In 1940 Sobibor railway station was on the main north-south rail line in eastern Poland, and the
meandering Bug River, on the right side of the photo, was the border between the German area of
influence and the Soviet zone,of influence in the former Poland. The station was surrounded by
forests, logging access roads, ;and some farms.
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1940 photo shows lumber mill, tarworks, and a church and forests
100 meters
330 feet
Photo 2 - July 11, '40: The locations of the lumber mill, tarworks, and church are on a U.S.
Army map which was drawn using 1940 air photo coverage. The lumber mill is three small
buildings and one larger one. The tarworks are not releasing smoke. The church does not appear to
have a spire. Forests surround Sobibor railway station. (U.S. Army map series M 751, sheet 3620
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and in 1944 the one logged area shows no building foundation or rail scars
Photo 3 - May 30, '44:
The previous lumber mill area now has 14 buildings. The recently logged section in the upper left
of the photo measures 170 by 130 meters, and has what appears to be four large buildings. Recent
cutting of lines through the forest is evident. There is no ground disturbance or scarring caused by
large fires, building foundations, or a narrow gauge railway line.
Air photos reveal around Sobibor railway station there was a sawmill,
tarworks, a church, and houses, and between 1940 and '44 one small extension
was cleared of logs, but there was no disturbance of soil as would have been
caused by buildings, a rail spur, mass burials, and large cremation ("Ires.
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Majdanek - alleged that 80,000 people were executed and cremated
Majdanek was established in 1941 on flat
farmland in the suburbs of Lublin three
kilometers (2 miles) from the center of town
(population over 50,000) and one kilometer
(5/8 of a mile) from Kosminok (population
over 8,000) on the main Lublin to Chelm
Initially there were sew':n gas chambers, two
wooden gallows, and a .:. mall crematorium in
the area separating the camps from one
another. In September 1943 a larger
crematorium with five furnaces was added.
From 1942 to '44 about 140,000 prisoners,
including 80,000 Jewish people were executed by
firing squad or were gassed to death using Zyklon
B or carbon monoxide.
Before the Soviet army arrived in July, 1944 the
Germans burned some buildings including the large
crematorium but failed to destroy the gas
chambers. The crematorium was rebuilt after the
war from plans of the original structure with a
chimney that is 11 meters (35 feet) tall.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia o/the Holocaust, pages 937-940)
Map of Majdanek camp
as remembered by a survivor -
Taken from: Feig, C.,
Hitler's Death Camps, 1984
= = = = = = ~ I I = = = = = = = = ~ I ~ ! ~ = = ~ ~ ~ ~ = = ~ ~
- II - -
city -
ling yards
town -
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500 meters
1600 feet
Photo 1 - September 18, '44: Hundreds of houses in the Lublin suburbs surrounded Majdanek, and
a large church was located 800 meters (112 mile) away. People in the approximately 100 houses
along the left side of the camp were only 200 to 500 meters (600 to 1500 feet) away across farmland
and would have had an unrestricted view of everything occurring in the camp.
alleged gas chambers
alleged crematorium -------!
125 meters
400 feet
Photo 2 - Sept. 18, '44: The alleged gas chambers were outside the fenced area of the camp and 200
meters (650 feet) across farmland from the Lublin to Chelm highway. The alleged crematorium was
also outside the main camp fence and 200 meters (650 feet) across farmland from hundreds of houses.
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Alleged gas chambers standing alone outside of camp fence
Photo 3 - September 18,
'44: One of the two
buildings extending out of
the right side of the large
building in the middle of
the photo is alleged to have
contained gas chambers.
The top building extension
has one chimney and the
bottom one has two
chimneys. The buildings
are outside the fence on the
main road leading into
camp and there are no
guard towers.
25 meters
80 feet
Alleged crematorium could have been a garbage incinerator
Photo 4 - September 18,
'44: The edge of the camp
and the camp fence is along
the top of the photo and the
alleged crematorium is
directly in the middle. It is
a relatively small building
with an 11 meter (33 foot)
high chimney and a
moderate sloped roof of
about 20 degrees. The roof
does not appear uniform
which indicates the
building is not constructed
of brick or cement. It could
have been either a garbage
incinerator or a small
crematorium for burning
incinerator or crematorium with tall chimney casting shadow
Chapter 10
Babi Yar mass Executions - 1943
Allegations are that 33,771 corpses were burned in Babi Yar Ravine
In 1941 the Babi Yar ravines were a series of
dried up stream drainage channels that once
drained into the Dnieper River in northwest
Kiev in the Ukraine region of the Soviet
Union. The upper channels had flat bottoms.
It is alleged that in 1941 on September 28th
and 29th, 33,771 Jewish people from Kiev
reported as ordered to the end of Melnik
Street where the Jewish cemetery meets Babi
Yar ravine. There they were marched in
small groups to the edge of the ravine and
machine gunned by Waffen-SS soldiers.
In 1943 from August 18th to September 19th, 327
workers lived in the ravine while digging up the
33,000 corpses and burning them on railroad ties
doused with gasoline.
During the 1970's fill was plowed into the ravine
and today there are no photos or other evidence of
the crimes other than eye-witness accounts.
(Ref.: Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, page 113-115)
Photo 1: The Kiev archives released this hazy picture in 1990 as the best known photo of the Babi
Yar dried up stream channel. The victims allegedly fell in the ravine and were buried after being
shot, and then two years later were dug up and burned. It is not known if any roads went down the
steep walls to the flat bottom.
Ref.: Wolski, M., Fact Sheet on the 50th Anniversary of the Bahi Yar Massacre, October, 1991,
location of alleged shootings and cremations was at edge of Jewish cemetery at Babi Yar ravine
Babi Yar ravine orthodox cemetery Jewish cemetery Melnik Street
Photo 2- September 26th, 1943:
This photo was taken one week after the end of the supposed mass cremations in the ravine.
If 33,000 people were exhumed and burned evidence of vehicle and foot traffic to supply fuel should
be evident in the area where the Jewish cemetery meets Babi Yar ravine, however there is no evidence
of traffic either on the end of the narrow road that proceeds to the ravine from the end of Melnik
Street, or on the grass and shrubbery within or on the sides of the cemetery.
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Photo 3 - September 26th, 1943:
An enlargement reveals no evidence that 325 people were working in the ravine finishing the
cremation of 33,000 bodies just one week earlier, for many truckloads of fuel would have had to be
brought in, and there are no scars from vehicle traffic either on the grass and shrubs at the side of the
Jewish cemetery or in the ravine where the bodies were supposedly burned.
1943 air photos of Babi Yar ravine and the adjoining Jewish cemetery in Kiev
reveal that neither the soil nor the vegetation is disturbed as would be expected
if materials and fuel had been transported one week earlier to hundreds of
workers who had dug up and burned tens of thousands of bodies in one month.
Chapter 11 Conclusions
The Hamburg holocaust and Bergen Belsen thyphus epidemic
1. For 10 days from July
24th to August 2nd, 1943,
bombing destroyed large
areas of Hamburg and killed
about 100,000 people.
2. Buildings in many areas
were completely burned out
with only the walls left
3. 40,000 bodies were
buried in four graves each
measuring 130 meters x 16
meters (400 feet x 50 feet)
which can be viewed in the
cemetery today.
1. When the British entered
the camp on April 15th, '45 .
thousands of dead and dying
thyphus victims lay in the
yards and barracks.
2. At least five mass graves
each from 15 to 20 meters
(45 to 60 feet) long and
holding thousands of bodies
were dug in one area.
3. The British burned 80%
of the wooden barracks in the
camp in May, 1945 and
building foundation scars are
visible in the August, 1945
air photos.
(1) Hamburg
(2) Bergen Belsen
After the frrestorm
rubble filled building
foundations and scars
from burning were
visible in air photos.
The mass burial
trenches for 40,000
victims, if placed end
to end, would have
measured 520 meters
long and 16 meters
wide with large piles
of dirt 10 meters wide
on both sides of the
During April, 1944,
when vehicles and
workers were digging
the mass graves and
pushing earth fill on top
of them they left
mounds of earth and
vehicle tracks that are
visible in the August air
photos four months
The building
foundations of the
burned camp are also
visible in the August
Chapter 11
The Katyn Forest and the Auschwitz farmland
1. In September, '42 the
narrow winding road passed
by the cleared gravesite,
and the forest boundaries
remained the same as 1940.
2. Placed end to end the
mass graves measured 96
by 6 meters 320 by 20 feet)
and held 4100 bodies; ...
3. Before August, 1943
the Germans had reburied
the 4100 in 7 mass graves.
1. For at least 3 kilometers
(1 1/4 mile) outside the camp
fences and adjacent
guard towers there were no
visible gates, gatehouses, or
2. Crematorium 1 and 2 at
Birkenau were visible to
spies from outside the camp.
3. Four 1944 air photo dates
reveal no smoke from
burning pits or chimneys, no
coal piles, and no fuel
delivery system.
4. The two buildings beside
the disinfection facility were
visible outside the camp and
were of a different design
(3) The Katyn Forest
(4) The Auschwitz farmland
To ensure that no one
would witness the
1940 execution of
4,400 prisoners, the
Soviet police moved
the men by
windowless trucks to
the centre of a fenced
in one square
kilometer (5/8 of a
mile square) forest
and executed them.
The mass graves, if
joined end to end,
would have measured
96 by 6 meters
(320 by 20 feet).
If mass executions were
occurring at the
Birkenau crematoriums
spies would have
reported them, air photo
interpreters would have
detected them, and the
Birkenau crematoriums
would have been
bombed. Instead we see
two crematoriums
visible from outside the
camp designed to bum
only a limited number
of corpses per day with
no smoke rising from
chimneys or pits and no
coal piles or fuel
delivery systems.
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The Treblinka farm and Belzee logging camp
1. From 1940 to '44 the
alleged camp was
surrounded by farms,
roads, and thousands of
villagers who would have
witnessed exterminations.
2. To bury the alleged
800,000 would have used
an area 550 by 550 meters
(1785 by 1785 feet), or an
area 40 times larger than
the described 90 by 70
meters (300 by 225 foot)
gravesite area.
2. The '44 photos show
no evidence of previous
fences, railways, or more
than five buildings.
1. From 1940 to '44
people in the valley had
an unobstructed view of
the hillside logging camp
and would have witnessed
any mass murders.
2. To bury the alleged
600,000 would have used
an area 460 by 460 meters
(1500 by 1500 feet) or 33
times larger than the 120
by 55 meters (390 by 180
feet) described mass grave
3. In 1944 two buildings
were on the cleared area.
(5) The Treblinka farm
(6) The Belzee logging camp
In May, 1944 the alleged
Treblinka camp consisted
of 5 buildings on open
farmland surrounded by
roads and villages in which
nothing unnatural could
have occurred without
thousands of people
including spies knowing
about it. There is no soil
disturbance from previous
camp structures. Only
1/ 40th of the alleged
amount of bodies could
have been buried in the 90
by 70 meter mass graves
area. The air photos reveal
the alleged Treblinka
murder camp did not exist.
The alleged Belzec camp
was located on a hillside
leading up to a ridge
which had a thick stand of
trees that were cut and
removed between 1940
and May, '44 after which
two buildings remained in
one corner of the clearing.
In the 1944 air photos
there is no evidence of
previous building
foundations or mass
cremations, and they
therefore reveal the
alleged Belzec murder
camp did not exist.
Chapter 11
The Sobibor logging camp and Majdanek detention camp
1. From 1940 to '44 the
Sobibor train station area
held a sawmill, tarworks,
church, and other buildings.
2. An area alleged to have
been the mass grave site is
the small northern extension
cleared of trees between
1940 and '44.
3. There is no evidence of
ground disturbance caused
by buildings, burials, a
narrow gauge railway, or
cremations on any of the
cleared areas between '40
and '44.
1. Majdanek detention
camp was surrounded by
main roads, churches, and
hundreds of houses in the
Lublin suburbs.
2. The alleged gas
chamber was outside the
camp fence and 200 meters
(660 feet) across farmland
from a main highway.
3. The alleged
crematorium was outside
the camp fence 300 meters
(1,000 feet) across
farmland from hundreds of
houses, and may have been
a garbage incinerator or
small crematorium.
(7) The Sobibor sawmill
(8) The Mi\idanek camp
The alleged Sobibor
camp was a railway
station and sawmill
where a small
northern extension
was cleared of trees
between 1940 and
'44; there is no
evidence in the '44
photos of soil
disturbance from
building foundations,
a 'small gauge'
railroad line, fences,
or mass cremations.
The alleged Sobibor
murder camp did not
Any unnatural sights
or sounds which
occurred outside the
Majdanek camp fence
at the alleged gas
chamber or
crematorium would
have been detected by
the thousands of
townspeople and spies
who lived around the
camp in the Lublin
Visible mass
executions and
cremations almost
certainly did not
occur at Maj danek.
No one witnessed the
forest murders. The
graves held 4,100
and measured 96 x 6
meters (310 x 20 ft.)
The mass graves for
40,000 bombing
victims measured
520 x 16 meters
(1685 x 52 feet)
Auschwitz - Birkenau
There were 1W coal storage yards, fences,
smoke from chlmneys or pits, or other
evidence of mass murder in the visible
crematoriums after May, '44. If cremations
were occurring spies would have seen them,
air photo interpreters would have verified
them, and planes would have bombed them.
There is 1W evidence
any more than 5
buildings surrounded
by farms and villages
occurred at the
alleged camp site. To
bury 800,000 would
have taken an area 40
times larger than the
alleged grave site.
The alleged gas
chambers and
crematoriums were
visible from hundreds
of homes in the
Lublin suburbs.
There is 1W evidence
of the alleged camp
but rather a visible
hillside which was
logged from 1940 to
'44. To bury
600,000 would have
taken an area 33
times larger than the
alleged grave site.
In 1944 there was
1W disturbance of
soil from the alleged
railway, buildings,
or mass cremations
at the alleged camp.
To conclude there is no air photo evidence mass murders and cremations occurred at or
near the Birkenau crematoriums, which were visible from both inside and outside the
camp, or the Auschwitz I or ~ d a n e k detention camps. There is also no air photo
evidence mass murders, burials, or cremations occurred at the alleged Treblinka camp,
which does not appear to have had any more than five buildings, or at the Sobibor or
Belzec logging camps. There is also no evidence of mass cremations at Babi Yar ravine.
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Air Photo
1-2 GX RL-751115-Lublin 5.8-9 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
3-1 GX 1562-SG, expo 105 & 106 5.8-10 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185
3-2 GX 4682-SD, expo 98 & 99 5.8-11 GX 4344 - SD, expo 76
3-3 GX 1562-SG, expo 104 5.8-12 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
3-4 GX 2169-SK, expo 10 5.8-13 RG 373 Can D 1534, expo 4023
3-5 GX 1562-SG, expo 105 5.8-14 GX 12337 - 188 SD, expo 145
3-6 & 8 GX 4344-SD, expo 76 5.9-1 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
numbers for
3-9, 10 GX 4344-SD, expo 69 5.9-2 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2
4-2 RG 373 Can E520, expo 109 5.9-3 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
copies of air 4-4 RG 373 Can 9849, expo 3120 5.9-4 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 5022
photos aquired
5.1-1 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 5022 5.9-5 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2
5.1-2 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055 5.9-6 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
from the
and Can D-1509, expo 4028 5.10-1 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI
5.2-5 RG 373 Can F 5361 ex 4036, 4039 5.10-2 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI
Archives Air
5.2-6 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 4046 5.10-3 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 4V5
5.2-7 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 4046 5.10-4 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V3
Photo Library, 5.2-8 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 4046 5.10-6 RG 373 Can D 1534, expo 4023
5.3-1 ,2 RG 373 Can F 5631, expo 4029 5.10-8 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
5.3-3 RG 373 Can F 5631, expo 4029 5.10-10 RG 373 Can F 5367, exp.3183
5.3-4 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3183 5.10-11 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 4V5
5.3-6 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3183 5.10-12 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI
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5.4-1 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055 and GX 120 SK, expo 125
5.3-4 RG373
5.4-2 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-2 to 4 GX 120 F 932 SK, expo 125
5.4-3 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2 6-5 GX 12225 - SG, expo 259
Can 1508, expo 5
5.4-4, 5RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-8 TU GX Misc. 937, expo 22
5.4-6 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2 6-9 GX 120 F 932 SK, expo 125
This refers to:
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5.4-9 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-11 GX 12225 SG, expo 259
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5.4-10 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3183 6-12 GX 72 F-933 SK, expo 139
5.4-11 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3183 6-13 GX 12225 SG, expo 257
photograph 4, the
5.4-12 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-14 GX 72 F-933 SK, expo 139
negative roll
5.4-13 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-15 GX 1946 SD, expo 075
number, and
5.4-14 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-16 GX 120 F-932 SK, exp 125
exposure number
5.4-15 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055 6-17 GX 12373 SK, expo 11
5.4-16 RG 373 Can F 5367, expo 3185 6-18 GX 4344, 4076 SD, expo 76
5.4-17 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2 6-19 GX 120 F-932 SK, expo 125
5.5-1 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI 7-1 & 2 TU GX 932 F7 SK, exp 089
References that 5.5-2 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI 7.3 GX 8084 - 44, exp 526
start with
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RG373 are
5.5-4 RG 373 Can D 1508, exp 3055
7.5 GX 8095 33 SK, expo 155
negative rolls
5.5-5 RG 373 Can F-5367, expo 3186
8-1 TU GX 938 14 SK, expo 18
5.6-1 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
8-2 GX 19265, expo 714
exposed by the
5.6-5 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
8-3 GX 191 F 910 SK, expo 122
Americans, while 5.6-6 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
9-1 GX 12375 SD, expo 68 & 69
those which start
5.6-7 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
9-2 & 4 GX 12195 SD, exp 241
with GX are the
5.6-8,9 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI
9-5 GX 12375 SD, expo 069
prints exposed by
5.6-11, RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
10-2 GX 3938 SG, expo 104 & 105
5.6-12,14 RG 373 Can B8413 , expo 6V2
10-3 GX 3938 SG, exp, 105
the Germans from
5.8-1 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
11-2 RG 373 Can D9849, expo 3120
1939 to '45 and . 5.8-3 GX 225 SK, expo 138
11-3 GX 4344 SD, expo 076
now held at the
5.8-4 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
11-4 RG 373 Can D 1508, expo 3055
National Archives
5.8-5 RG 373 Can C 1172, expo 5022
11-5 GX 120 F 932 SK, expo 125
in Washington,
5.8-6 RG 373 Can.F 5367, expo 3185
11-6 GX 8095 SK, expo 155
5.8-7 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 6V2
11-7 GX 191 F-91O SK, expo 122
5.8-8 RG 373 Can B 8413, expo 3VI
11-8 TU GX 12302, expo 104
Auschwitz I detention camp 22 Kaoada area (Auschwitz camp)
Auschwitz Fighting Group 22 Katyn Forest (Goat's Wood section)
9, 12-16, 18, 110
Babi Yar ravine 106, 108, 113 Katyn and Birkenau comparison
Belzec alleged murder camp 92, 97, 111, 113 Katyn and Treblinka comparison
Bergen Belsen camp 18, 19, 20, 109 Kiev, Russia
106, 107
Birkenau camp 22,37,49,54,55 Leuchter Report - 1988
Birkenau camp crematoriums 40, 56, 63-71, 110 Lublin city and suburbs
Birkenau camp map 38 Lysa Mountain
93, 94
Birkenau and Katyn comparison 68 Malkinia camp and town
79, 88
Birkenau - Soviet Red Army enters 66 Mass graves comparison
Birkenau sports field 56,57 Majdanek
102, lOS, 112, 113
'Black Raven' windowless trucks 9, 12 Medmenham, England
Bombing Birkenau and Auschwitz I 72 to 75 Monowitz work camp
Bug River 79, 98 Mosquito aircraft
Camouflage against air photos 4 Ohlsdorf cemetery, Hamburg
Chelm 104 Oswiecim town
22, 32, 33
Central Intelligence Agency 37,47 Smolensk, Russia
9, 12, 17
Conclusions and final conclusions 109 to 113 Sobibor alleged murder camp
98, 101, 112
Dnieper River 9, 12, 13 Sola River
23, 32, 33, 35
Dwory town 26 Stare Stawy village
Elbe and Alster Rivers 6 Treblinka alleged camp
60, 78, 90, 111
Gniezdovo railway station 9, 12, 13 Treblinka railway station
Gravel pit camp (Treblinka) 89,79 Treblinka and Katyn comparison
Hamburg bombing 6-8, 109 Vistula River Valley
Hamm and Hammersbrook districts 6 War Refugee Board 1944 telegram
6, 60, 76
1. G. Farben industrial site location 23,26 Wolka Okranglik village
79, 80, 82, 83
1. G. Farben gas plant and boilers 30, 31 Zykon B
1. G. Farben maps 28, 29
Treblinka Katyn Forest
:selzec Sobibor
Majdanek Babi Yar
Front Cover: Auschwitz - Birkenau with enlargement of one of the two crematoriums